NASCAR: Harvick leads Pocono Saturday morning practice


As Kevin Harvick seeks his third win of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, he’s got another good car in race trim.

The driver of the No. 4 Budweiser Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing led Saturday morning practice at 177.291. Brad Keselowski, a former Pocono winner, was second at 177.211 with Brian Vickers third at 177.085.

NASCAR’s most discussed free agent, Carl Edwards, clocked in fourth ahead of Harvick’s SHR teammate and team boss Tony Stewart, who now hasn’t won in more than a calendar year.

Jimmie Johnson, who seeks his third straight win and also won the June Pocono race last year, was eighth. Polesitter Denny Hamlin was 22nd.

Mike Bliss took laps in David Ragan’s No. 34 Front Row Motorsports car; Ragan’s wife is pregnant and expecting this weekend.