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JGR looking to deliver knockout blow to defending champ Harvick

If you're Joe Gibbs Racing there are three goals for Sunday's AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. The first two are to keep the team's winning streak alive and make sure Kyle Busch advances to the Contender Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Those two goals make total sense: JGR has won the last four Cup races, five of the last six and 10 of the last 13. For the year...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kahne, Harvick top final speed charts at Dover

DOVER, Del. (AP) With rain wreaking havoc on the Dover schedule, Kevin Harvick and Kasey Kahne topped the speed charts Saturday in the final practices. Harvick, who likely needs to win Sunday to advance to the next round in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, topped the final practice at 156.033 mph. He was fourth at 159.964 in the No. 4 Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Final Sprint Cup practice results: Harvick leads Dover 'Happy Hour'

Kevin Harvick heads into Sunday's AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway 23 points behind the Chase cutoff and in need of a win to advance to the next round.  The defending series champion is doing all he can to make that happen as he was fourth fastest in Saturday's opening practice session and ended final practice atop the leaderboard. The Stewart-Haas Racing driver posted a...
Via Fox Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

His title hopes on life support, Kevin Harvick not backing down

Make no mistake about it: The task Kevin Harvick faces on Sunday at Dover International Speedway is no small one. The reigning Sprint Cup Series champion doesn't deny it. But neither is he intimidated by it. Harvick, who in all probability must win at Dover for the first time in 30 starts to move on to the next round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, isn't backing down from the challenge...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS Race Recap: Fuel Shortage Puts Harvick In Dire Straits, Kenseth In Victory Lane

Sept. 27, 2015 By Reid Spencer LOUDON, N.H. – Kevin Harvick clarified his championship status on Sunday—but not the way he had planned. After dominating the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for most of the afternoon, Harvick ran out of fuel while leading on Lap 298 of 300, handing the top spot and the victory to Matt Kenseth, who joined teammate Denny Hamlin as an...
Via On Pit Road
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Battle Round New Hampshire: Hamlin, Harvick and hashing out the Xfinity Championship

Photo credit: HHP/Andrew Coppley Submitted by Matt Lovisa (follow on Twitter) Contributions by MRD Staff Writers September 23, 2015 Photo credit: HHP/Andrew Coppley Question 1: Denny Hamlin, racing with a torn ACL in his right knee, came from a lap down to win the first race of the Chase at Chicagoland. Is it realistic to think that Hamlin can make it to the final round in Homestead...
Via Motor Racing Digest
11 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: NASCAR Says Kevin Harvick Will Not Be Penalized for Punching Jimmie Johnson

Speaking on Sirius XM Radio on Monday,  NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer Steve O’Donnell says Kevin Harvick will not be penalized for hitting Jimmie Johnson following the Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway. “That is emotion coming out when the stakes are really high in the Chase,” O’Donnell said. “We’ve got a reigning champion...
Via On Pit Road
12 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick Make Contact, Have Post-Race Altercation

Kevin Harvick looked to have a strong enough car to win the race, leading laps early. However, he would fall out of the event after getting into the wall at lap 139 due to a flat left rear tire. Harvick’s tire went flat as a result of a rub, that was caused by contact with Johnson on the lap 135 restart. For the restart, Harvick would restart 2nd on the outside, with Johnson third...
Via On Pit Road
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Harvick’s Chase Hopes Take Hit at Chicagoland, Involved in Post-Race Confrontation with Johnson

Credit: Nigel Kinrade/NKP Posted By: Brian Eberly – Follow at @beberly18 September 20, 2015 Kevin Harvick became the first championship competitor to experience issues during the opening race of the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup at Chicagoland Speedway. Harvick was running second on a Lap 135 restart when the No. 22 of Joey Logano pushed into the rear bumper on the No. 48 of...
Via Motor Racing Digest
13 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Kevin Harvick Says To JGR – ‘We’re Going to Pound Them into the Ground’

Over the course of the last 11 races, eight of them have been won by Joe Gibbs Racing drivers, with Kyle Busch snagging four wins, Matt Kenseth winning three races and Carl Edwards scoring a single win. Even with that statistic, Kevin Harvick says that he isn’t worried about the JGR drivers come time for the Chase. “I’ve raced against the Gibbs cars before,” Harvick said...
Via On Pit Road
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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