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Handy: After Winning at Texas, Kevin Harvick Heads to His Best Track


Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Ford for Stewart-Haas Racing, not only won his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, but the 41-year old also locked himself into the final four that will race for the Championship on November 19 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Harvick who wasn’t the top pick to win Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 managed to find a way past the dominant Toyota’s. Harvick passed Martin Truex Jr., who has been a force to be reckon with all season with 9 laps remaining and never looked back.

“Damn it’s good to be in victory lane here in Texas. I knew I had a really good car, and I knew I needed to do something different, and I started driving it into Turn 1 just a whole lot deeper, said Harvick.”

The 2014 MENCS Champion didn’t have any radio contact with his Crew Chief Rodney Childers during the final laps.

“I don’t talk to him when he’s locked in like that. Honestly, nobody needs to. It’s up to him. Kevin changed some things around there at the end and figured some stuff out. He’s the one that made the difference today, said Childers after the race.”

The MENCS heads to Harvick’s best track this Sunday, Phoenix Raceway.

Phoenix is not only a track that Harvick has completely dominated throughout his career, but it’s a chance for him to go back-to-back with wins.

Harvick has won six of the last ten races and has eight overall Cup series wins in his career thus far at the 1-mile track and continues to lead all active drivers.


While he hasn’t won at Phoenix since the Spring race in 2016 his statistics put him in a league of his own as far as his chances of winning on Sunday.

The Can-Am 500 from Phoenix Raceway is slated for Sunday November 12 at 2:30 EST on NBC where the final four will be set for Homestead with one position still up for grabs.

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About Sarah Handy

Sarah Handy is a NASCAR writer. You can find her on Twitter at @SarahHandy85. A college student studying Communications/Public Relations Field and an Electronics Associate at Walmart. Sarah enjoys tweeting about racing, running, reading, puzzles, video games, and photography. Born and raised in Rhode Island, Sarah avidly follows all major New England Teams (Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins & Celtics) as well as a huge fan of what she considers her “home track” New Hampshire Motor Speedway which she attends each year.

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