Kevin Harvick wants us to believe that he will be a championship contender in 2013.
Harvick, who was offered the opportunity of a lifetime to drive the No. 29 by Richard Childress in 2001 after Dale Earnhardt was killed in the Daytona 500, wants us to believe there will be no animosity felt by his owner as he prepares to leave at the end of the year to drive for Tony Stewart.
And Harvick wants us to believe that after discussing the situation with Matt Kenseth, who parted ways with Jack Roush after 13 seasons to join Joe Gibbs Racing, he has the perfect road map to circumvent the landmines along the way.
But will it be that easy?
"For me, I look at this as a character-building year to go out and have fun and leave this place as good as it was when I got here if not better," Harvick said. "You want to do everything you can to participate in everything you can to make the cars run as fast as you can. I have a lot of friends here and I want to leave that way. That's how you have to...