Chase contending drivers swept the top-nine positions in the second practice session for the Bad Boy Off Road 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Their speed was separated by only 0.111 seconds.
All three of the Stewart-Haas Racing Chase contenders advanced to round two of qualification for the Bad Boy Off Road 300 at New Hampshire. None of them moved to the next level.
Fantasy owners may find the decision of whether to start or park Kevin Harvick this week to be a difficult one. His struggles last year at Chicagoland led to a mistake at New Hampshire Motor Speedway the following week and he’s coming off another frustrating performance this week.
When an errant tire from Aric Almirola rolled into the grass at Chicagoland Speedway during a green flag cycle of pit stops for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400, it caught Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick on pit road. During the race out, Johnson was one inch ahead of the leader Martin Truex Jr. at the finish line. Harvick aborted his stop at two tires, but was one inch behind at the line. That cost them a lap when he came back onto pit road to take the other two tires. Harvick could never recover and finished 20th.
Kevin Harvick felt something was wrong during the second practice session for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway, but that did not show up on the average speed chart. He posted the quickest 10-lap average in that session with a 182.250 mph in his first 10 laps on the track.
Kevin Harvick halted practice with about seven minutes remaining, complaining that "things don’t feel right." He was 16th on the speed chart at the time with a lap of 183.924 mph.
Kevin Harvick had to overcome a speeding penalty just before the halfway point of the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway to finish fifth.
Kevin Harvick dominated the Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway by leading 214 of 367 laps. He jumped out to a sizeable lead from the pole, but lost five or more spots in the pits on multiple occasions.
NASCAR announced that qualification for the Bojangles' Southern 500 would be canceled and the lineup would be set by the rule book. As the points’ leader, Kevin Harvick assumes the pole with Brad Keselowski lining up second.
Besides driving his regular No. 29 Chevrolet SS in Sunday night's Sprint Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway, Kevin Harvick will take his turn in the JR Motorsports (JRM) No. 88 Armour Vienna Sausage Chevrolet Camaro for Saturday's XFINITY Series (NXS) VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200.
Kevin Harvick finished fifth in the Pure Michigan 400, which was his sixth straight top-10 on an oval track.
Kevin Harvick started deep in the field in 24th. It took a while to get to the front, but he was there with 100 laps remaining. He bumped-and-ran his way to the front, outlasted a late-race rain storm and won his second Bristol Motor Speedway even. He added 23 place-differential points to his Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race winning total after leading 128.
Kevin Harvick’s qualification struggles in 2016 continue: he posted a lap of 127.436 mph and will roll off the grid only 24th Saturday night.
With about 45 minutes remaining in the first practice session for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, Kevin Harvick scraped the wall. The damage was minimal and will not require a backup car, but he will miss some precious track time.