Start ‘N’ Park Blog is taking a look back at the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver by driver. This recap will take a look at the driver’s stats, the season’s highlights, the season’s lowlights, what a quick look at next year. This installment takes a look back at Kevin Harvick who finished in the 8th place in the final standings.
Preseason Pick: 4th
Top 5s: 5
Top 10s: 14
What Was Said Prior To The Season:
“Three years in a row finishing third? No, won’t happen for Kevin Harvick, but it won’t be in the direction he’d hope. I think he keeps the same consistency that has kept him in the top three, but he won’t make the jump just yet. He won three races quickly in the first part of 2011 by leading minimal laps, but then puttered along for the rest of the year. He needs more wins or the same number just spread out throughout the year. Shifts at Richard Childress Racing are getting the...