Harvick Wins Dover; Overcomes Two Ugly Finishes
Kevin Harvick had to win Sunday at Dover and did. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Alan Marler)
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kevin Harvick and his Stewart-Haas Racing team avoided the mistakes they made in the first two races of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship and logged a dominating victory in the third.
Harvick, who led all but 42 of 400 laps, won Sunday’s race at Dover International Speedway and in doing so, moved on to the second round of the elimination-format playoff.
“Obviously we weren’t in a great position coming into today,” Harvick said, “but that’s what these guys (his team members) are made of and that’s what teamwork’s all about. This is what it’s all about; those big time moments.”
The victory was sorely needed as Harvick wrecked in the first race of the Chase and ran out of fuel while leading the second.
At Dover, Harvick’s No. 4 Chevrolet appeared to be jet powered. He not only led 358 laps, he led by gaudy margins.
“Just one of those weekends where the car was really good,” he said with voice cracking Read the full story »