Even though we should never expect anything (especially in NASCAR) by this point it should come as no surprise that Kevin Harvick has taken another victory. This time, Harvick wasn't awarded with Play-Off points however, he was given a Million dollars.
The Charlotte All-Star race is NASCAR's big test for changes. One year the stages were tested, one year softer tires, this year a new aero-package. I had the absolute pleasure of attending the race live for the first time (more on that in another post!) I can easily say I loved the new aero-package.
Harvick won the first and third stages along with the final ten lap shootout. The second stage was own by Kyle Busch. Harvick has had such a dominate season so far - what comes next for driver number 4?
Harvick is now going for his sixth win of the season next weekend in the second Charlotte race - the Coca Cola 600. Often called the '600', it is the longest race of the entire season. Charlotte created the 600 in response to the Indy 500. Drivers constantly talk about how they lose a lot of water weight during the race. It used to be held during the day, but moving it to a night race has proven to be easier on the drivers. Will Harvick get another win this weekend? Tune in to find out!
*Quotes from Fox Broadcast
Kevin Harvick took home win number four of the season this Sunday at Dover. The other three wins came in the form of a three in a row sweep - Atlanta, Las Vegas, and ISM (Phoenix).
The second race of Harvick's three win streak in Vegas was encumbered, meaning he didn't get any benefits of the win besides the trophy. No points, and a few other penalties (money and owners point loss). But he went on the next week to win again in ISM.
Harvick's Dover win came after four hundred laps at Dover International Speedway which is also known as The Monster Mile. It will be Harvick's car in Miles the Monster's hand for the rest of the season until the fall race in October.
This evening in Victory Lane Harvick said about his son and last Dover trophy, "Yeah don't break his arm this time Keelan!" He also spoke about how much fun he had racing his teammate Clint Bowyer. "...It's fun to race your teammate..." and then went on to talk about how Stewart Haas Racing had three cars in the top five, "Says a lot about our company." The other teammate to round out the three (SHR) drivers in the top-five was Kurt Busch in 5th. Their teammate Aric Almirola finished in 11th place.
Harvick will try to get another win next weekend at Kansas Speedway. Don't forget it's a Saturday night race starting at 8 pm on FS1!
*Quotes from Fox Broadcast
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