Kevin Harvick has the best short, flat track record in 2015 with an average of 7.38 in eight starts at Phoenix International Raceway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Richmond International Raceway, and Martinsville Speedway. He was followed by Joey Logano with an average of 8.25 and these eight races are part of what made those drivers the best fantasy values last year.
Kevin Harvick would have won the 2015 NASCAR Cup and Joey Logano would have finished second under the old format that counted all of the races but that awarded the same number of points per finish as fans currently see. Harvick would have had a fairly comfortable margin of 22 points.
Direch—a company specializing in loans—will be the primary sponsor for Kevin Harvick for two races in 2016. The No. 4 will carry their blue livery at Bristol Motor Speedway in the spring and New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the fall.
Kevin Harvick garnered the second-most media exposure in 2015 according to a report by Repucom. After collecting a record-setting 13 second-place finishes and challenging for the win in 64 percent of his starts with top-fives, he was constantly on camera. Jeff Gordon topped all competitors in his highly publicized final season.
Kevin Harvick (#4 Budweiser/Jimmy John's Chevrolet SS) finished second in the November 22nd NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 at Florida's Homestead-Miami Speedway.
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.