It was a tough day for Kevin Harvick last Sunday afternoon at Las Vegas Motor Speedway as he crashed on Lap 147, crushing his day and resulting in a 39th place finish.
Even though it was a bad day, Harvick was able to keep himself in the playoff picture by a wide margin. Harvick currently sits fourth in the series standings thanks to the playoff points that he was able to acquire during the regular season.
Although Harvick was a strong contender at the beginning of the race, his plans did not go accordingly. Harvick was obviously frustrated with the way his car was handling as he expressed in an interview after the wreck.
“It was like Russian roulette every time you put these piece of crap tires on and try to drive around the race track. One time it is tight, one time it is loose, one time they are blistered. We had a great car and then you put a set of tires on it and you can’t hardly make it through the field. I just hate it for everyone on our Mobil 1 Ford,” Harvick said.
The veteran from Bakersfield, California is still one of NASCAR’s best. Even through adversity, he is right back running up front contending to win a race the following weekend. Harvick thrives on adversity that motivates him to push forward in the following race. Unlike other drivers, he is not just a competitor, he is a driver that will never give up and his momentum never drops.
Earlier in the year, we saw Harvick wreck at Daytona and then he came back to win three straight races. Even when things did go bad for Harvick during a race he always worked his way to contend for the victory or the best finish possible. Sometimes his impressive moves to the front of the field will make it look like you’re watching a video game.
Look for Richmond to be a race where you see Harvick back up front fighting and contending for the win.