Harvick Making A Statement This Weekend, Fastest In Both Practice Sessions On Saturday

AVONDALE, AZ – Right now, everyone is playing for second again. We saw that last weekend at the Texas Motor Speedway as Kevin Harvick was fastest in both 10 lap average charts on the Saturday practice and led 177 laps in a dominant day. Later, his car was found illegal and lost his win. With that advantage from the rear spoiler now gone, how would they respond? So far, he’s making another statement.

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Harvick Makes Statement With Can Am 500 Pole

AVONDALE, AZ – Kevin Harvick made a statement on Friday at the ISM Raceway in Phoenix. The Stewart-Haas Racing driver was penalized earlier this week where he lost 40 driver points, his win from Texas as well as his crew chief Rodney Childers for the remainder of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. They earned the “cheaters” label. Two days later, Harvick showed that the penalty wouldn’t faze them. He circled around the 1-mile Arizona oval with a lap of 139.340 mph in his No. 4 Ford en route to…

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Miller Addresses Harvick’s Spoiler In Question, Says Team Definitely Manipulated It

Scott Miller, the senior vice president of competition in NASCAR held a conference call on Wednesday night to discuss the severity of the penalty that was levied against Kevin Harvick’s No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing team. See, multiple theories were circulating throughout the day and Miller wanted to get ahead of it. “The spoiler is a piece that is bought by the teams from a single-source supplier,” said Miller in his opening statement. “It has a part number from Richardson. It has a CAD file that calls out the profile of…

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What Are Harvick’s Championship Chances Now After His Penalty

Kevin Harvick has a big dark cloud hanging over his No. 4 Ford team. No, check that, it’s a massive dark cloud. After dominating last Sunday’s AAA Texas 500, his car was found to be so illegal that he lost 40 driver and owner points and lost his crew chief for the remainder of the season. Furthermore, the win you saw, well it didn’t happen. They can’t keep it towards their championship chances. You saw it, but it didn’t happen. So, instead of an automatic spot in the Championship 4,…

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3 Of The Top 4 Finishers From Texas Get L1 Penalties, Why This And The Whole Inspection Process Is A Black Eye For NASCAR

It was a massive penalty day in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Kevin Harvick saw his win taken away from last weekend’s race at the Texas Motor Speedway due to an L-1 level penalty. The team violated Section 20.4.12 of the NASCAR Rule Book that is specific to spoilers. Spoilers must be used exactly as supplied from the manufacturer and not altered. The infraction was discovered in post-race tear down at the NASCAR Research & Development Center. As a result, Harvick has been docked 40 driver points and the team…

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Harvick Assessed L1 Penalty, Loses Win And Crew Chief For Remainder Of Season

The No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing team has been issued an L1-level penalty following driver Kevin Harvick’s win Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway, an infraction that carries major championship implications in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The team violated Section 20.4.12 of the NASCAR Rule Book that is specific to spoilers. Spoilers must be used exactly as supplied from the manufacturer and not altered. The infraction was discovered in post-race tear down at the NASCAR Research & Development Center. As a result, Harvick has been docked 40 driver points and…

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Don’t Be Shocked If Logano Or Harvick Win Again Sunday In Phoenix

Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick have each won the first two races of the Round of 8. Can they make things really interesting by winning the third? I think they can too. Honestly, Harvick and Logano have to be the favorites in Sunday’s Can Am 500 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at the ISM Raceway in Phoenix. It’s not just that both are two of the hottest drivers lately. They’ve both been really good at Phoenix as of late too. 

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Strong Day For Ford In Texas, As Logano and Harvick Now Championship 4 Bound

FORT WORTH, TX – It was a strong weekend overall for the Ford camp in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series action at the Texas Motor Speedway. Not only did they lead all three speed charts in single lap runs, they had the fastest speeds on the 10 lap average charts too. In qualifying, they earned spots 1-2-3-4-5. That translated over very well in Sunday’s AAA Texas 500. Ford drivers combined to lead 321 of the 337 laps run on the 1.5-mile track and had a 1-2-3 result. In fact, they had…

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Harvick Bests Blaney On Final Restart To Win AAA Texas 500, Kyle Busch, Truex And Bowyer Struggle

FORT WORTH, TX – Kevin Harvick made a late race adjustment which paid off in a big way. Harvick, normally restarted Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 in the lead. After all, he led a race high 177 of the 337 laps run at the Texas Motor Speedway. In those restarts, he always elected the low lane. The reason was because of what they saw during the Truck Series and XFINITY Series races on the 1.5-mile track earlier this weekend. So many times, the car on the low lane lost control and spun…

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Will “Big 3” Dominate Sunday In Texas?

Through the first 21 races of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. combined to win 16 of them. Take out the three restrictor plate races and they were 16-for-18. Heck, if you go back to last year’s playoffs, they won 24 of the last 31 races. The only ones they didn’t win were the four restrictor plate races, Phoenix, Martinsville and Michigan. But, over the last 12 races, they’ve won just twice. In last year’s playoffs, they went 8-for-10. In this…

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