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AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) Kevin Harvick and the rest of the new at Stewart-Haas Racing are still to learn everyone’s names.

hasn’t stopped them winning right away.

from the start, Harvick away from the field for his straight win at Phoenix International on Sunday, putting a stamp of on his new relationship with Stewart-Haas

This phenomenal, said Haas, co-owner of SHR with Stewart. I think there was a lot of last year about myself and Tony (Stewart) we were up to, was there a lot of madness to Quite frankly, it’s a team, there’s a lot of synergy at the people working together.

I know what we did, but I we put together a great organization.

Harvick raised a few eyebrows season when word that he was leaving Richard Racing, a team he had been a of since 1999, for Stewart-Haas.

worked around the distractions by his penultimate race with RCR and the offseason trying to mesh everyone on his new team.

After a crash at the Daytona 500, had the fastest car in practice at Phoenix and it into the race, charging to the early and staying there of the day. He led 224 of 312 laps and pulled on several late restarts to win for the time on the odd-shaped oval at passing Jimmie Johnson for all-time.

Not bad for his second race SHR and new crew chief Rodney

As you go through time, the sky’s the for this team because still trying to learn other’s names, let alone going on with the race Harvick said. They all the parts and pieces of the race car they’re working on, but I guarantee you if them all up, there would not be one who knew everybody’s name on the

A few of the other developments from race:

JUNIOR’S FINISH: Earnhardt Jr. had a whirlwind week winning his second Daytona spending the week making and accepting congratulations.

It would been easy for him to have a or be fatigued with everything went on, but he didn’t back off the

Earnhardt qualified fifth in new knockout qualifying and ran near the all afternoon.

He didn’t have enough to Harvick, but finishing second a after winning at Daytona was an accomplishment. Earnhardt leads the Cup series with 90 points.

STILL STRONG: Brad had a strong start to his weekend, a pole sweep in Nationwide and Cup in Phoenix.

He had to spend the last of the weekend without his crew Paul Wolfe, who left the to be with his wife for the birth of first child.

Keselowski did fine with team Brian Wilson and Nationwide competition director Greg at the helm, running near the all day to finish third.

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They did a job, Keselowski said. had two spots to go, but all things considered I they did really well. I was proud of the effort.

LOGANO’S GAMBLE: Joey started on the front row next to and stayed up front most of the He was running third on the final and tried to dive down to the for a pass, but didn’t have pace to pull off the move and up losing a spot, to fourth.

all about the win, right? said. Really, third doesn’t mean anything. year, you may have taken place and taken the points. year, hey, go for it.

ROUGH DAY FOR Danica Patrick had a rough at what’s essentially her home

Patrick, who lives in the Phoenix struggled in NASCAR’s new knockout starting 33rd, and didn’t much luck once the started, either.

She was involved in a crash with Allgaier around the race’s and the damage to her fender caused the left tire to blow out a few later, sending her back to the

Patrick had an animated discussion Allgaier following the race and 36th after crashing at the 500 last week.

JOHNSON’S Jimmie Johnson spent the part of the 2013 season on winning the Chase for the Sprint Cup a decision that led to his sixth title.

He expected it to slow him for the of the 2014 season. The No. 48 team participate in test sessions the 2014 car package in Charlotte at the end of year, so the team was a little to start this season.

Even so, Johnson managed to sixth at Phoenix after a at the Daytona 500.

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