Harvick a top 5 car, but why he’s maybe not a race winner for Sunday’s race at Kansas

Kevin Harvick has won nine times this season. In fact, five of them have come in the last 12 races run. But, I don’t think that he needs win No. 10 to get to Phoenix. Harvick, has scored 67 playoff points. Those alone should get him to at the very least take the wildcard spot to the Championship 4.

Plus, this may not be the race on Sunday that Harvick has the best shot of winning this round anyways. Next week is Texas to where Harvick has won each of the last three playoff races at. That’s his best shot.

At Kansas, Harvick could have a top five car, but that’s about it. He was fourth back in July for his only top five in his last five Kansas starts.

“We just didn’t have a very good night,” Harvick said of his result this past July on this same track. “It wouldn’t turn into the corner and dead sideways in the middle of it. We got to the lead, we just went dead sideways after 4-5 laps. We were just holding on and hoping for another restart because that’s about all we had in it for a couple of laps.”

Sounds a lot like to what Harvick said after his 10th place finish at Vegas a few weeks ago, which is a track similar to Kansas.

“We just missed everything tonight,” Harvick said. “The car just didn’t drive good. We were slow on pit road and that was pretty much it. We just got buried in the field there.”

Here’s what he said going into that race too.

“I think as you look at Vegas, it’s a low-grip racetrack,” said Harvick of the Vegas weekend. “I think it’s probably been some of our races that we’ve had most of our trouble at, but we’ve figured out a way to race well and strategize well and do what we need to do, so we’re just going to go out there and battle.”

That to me doesn’t sound like a driver that can contend for a win this weekend. A top five though, well he’s had five of them on 1.5-mile tracks this season.

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