It’s been talked about now more than ever, but prior to Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Phoenix International Raceway, Kevin Harvick had never been eliminated from the new format of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Unfortunately, Harvick now has, as he’s hoping to win Sunday’s race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway and play spoiler by virtue of that.
Harvick, won this race in 2014 and also finished second in this very race a year ago, as he came up just short for his second consecutive championship as Kyle Busch took home the victory in 2015.
Well, here we are again, and here Harvick is hoping to steal a win from the four final contenders and go out with a victory this weekend. The Stewart-Haas Racing driver, has been stellar during his career at Homestead as he has an average finishing position of 7.20 in 15 career starts there.
In fact, Harvick has five top three finishes in the season finale at Homestead in his last eight races at the South Florida track. Furthermore, he’s finished in the top 10 in eight straight Homestead Sprint Cup races including 12 of the last 13 tries.
So, that puts a ton of pressure on everyone else, as Harvick is nearly a top 10 guarantee on Sunday afternoon at Homestead. That in turn means everyone else is thinking about that stat while Harvick can do what he does best in his No. 4 Chevrolet.
Yes, Harvick hasn’t had the best of success during this year’s Chase, but he’s wanting to make up for that and go out a winner on the 2016 season.