CHEVY NSCS AT PHOENIX 1: Kevin Harvick Quick Winner’s Quote

NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES
GOOD SAM 500
PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
TEAM CHEVY WINNER QUICK QUOTE
MARCH 13, 2016

KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 4 JIMMY JOHN’S CHEVROLET SS – Race Winner:
YOU WON BY 100TH OF A SECOND, THE CLOSEST FINISH IN NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACING HISTORY. HOW DID YOU HOLD OFF CARL EDWARDS?
“Well, I knew he was better through (Turns) 3 and 4. That was not the car that I wanted to see behind me. I knew I could beat him down there and I tried to protect the bottom in (Turns) 3 and 4 and I just missed the bottom with all the rubber build-up on the tires and everything. But, all in all, I knew I was going to be on defense down there. I got up too high and wasn’t able to stay on the bottom like I wanted to and then he got into me, like he should have, and I needed to get a good run off the corner and I was going to have to get into his door and it worked out, just barely. I just want to thank Jimmy John’s, Busch, Chevrolet, Mobil 1 and everybody at Stewart-Haas for everything that they do.”

NO MATTER WHAT THEY THROW AT YOU, A DIFFERENT TIRE, A DIFFERENT PACKAGE, AND DIFFERENT COMPETITION EVEN CLOSING THE GAP ON YOU, YOU STILL COME OUT ON TOP. WHAT IS IT ABOUT THIS PLACE THAT MAKES YOU SO GOOD HERE?
“I just like racing here. It’s just one of those places where I feel like I’ve been here enough times to where I can move around and find something to make our car work. We struggled a lot this weekend to get the balance where we wanted to, but we knew the feel that we were looking for, and we got pretty close there in Happy Hour and still in the race, I feel like I was good through (Turns) 1 and 2 and at times, was good through (Turns) 4 and 4, but it was very edgy. Maybe that’s a product of the new package or the tires or whatever it is.”


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