Last year Kevin Harvick held off a determined Ryan Newman in a late-race shootout to win the 2014 Cup championship. This year the shoe was on the other foot as Harvick chased Kyle Busch across the line to finish second in both the race and the season-long battle.
Jeff Gordon posted the fastest single lap in final practice for the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead among Chase contenders with a speed of 173.321 mph. He was ninth fastest overall, followed by Martin Truex Jr. in 10th with a lap of 173.232 mph, 17th-fastest Kyle Busch at 171.418 mph, and 26th-fastest Kevin Harvick with a 169.972 mph lap.
Kevin Harvick failed to advance to the final round of qualification for the Ford EcoBoost 400. With a lap of 175.444 mph, he will start Sunday’s race in 13th.
Kevin Harvick posted the seventh-fastest lap in Friday’s rain-shortened practice with a speed of 173.550 mph, which was 0.283 seconds behind the leader Carl Edwards. That made him the second fastest Chase contender behind Martin Truex Jr.
Kevin Harvick has been close to perfect at Homestead since the track added progressive banking in 2003. In 12 starts on this track, he failed to crack the top 10 only once and he is currently riding a seven-race streak of such finishes.
Kevin Harvick dominated the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 and would have most likely won his fifth straight Phoenix race if not for rain that soaked the track. His second-place finish is his seventh such finish in the past eight races there, however.
Kevin Harvick lost two tires to punctures and had to run the last 100 laps with one hand on a shifter that was trying to pop out of fourth, but when the checkers waved, he finished the AAA Texas 500 in third.
NBC’s Nate Ryan reported from the track that three Chase drivers, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, and Kevin Harvick, each sit on three penalties for failing inspection. If they earn a fourth penalty, they will lose pit stall selection at the next track, which could come either at Phoenix International Raceway or Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Kevin Harvick will start the AAA Texas 500 in exactly the same spot that he ended the Duck Commander 500. He qualified second to Brad Keselowski this week and finished second to Jimmie Johnson this spring.
Sprint Cup regular (#4 Chevrolet SS) Kevin Harvick had the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the only practice for the XFINITY Series O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway.
Kevin Harvick posted the second fastest lap in the first practice session for the AAA Texas 500 with a top speed of 196.421 mph, which was 0.089 seconds slower than the leader Brad Keselowski.
Kevin Harvick is one of four drivers who enter the AAA Texas 500 with back-to-back top-fives on this track. He finished second to Jimmie Johnson in both events.
Kevin Harvick sustained damage exiting pit road late in the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway and he had to make multiple stops. Ultimately, he surged forward again and finished eighth to become the fourth-best Chaser.
Kevin Harvick posted the best 10-lap average in Friday’s practice for the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway. His top speed of 95.762 mph was recorded from his laps eight through 17.