Has Kevin Harvick (at age 43) Lost A Step?

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by LewTheShoe, May 31, 2019.

  1. Switchback

    Switchback Team Owner

    Did I hear that right? Has Kevin caught Stewart on the wins list?
     
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  2. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Huge win for Harvick and SHR, I believe he was pretty far below the cut line before the flag dropped. I still can't get over how fast the SHR cars were. Harvick said the Gibbs cars were it on the short tracks, but SHR Fords have the advantage on the larger ones.
     
  3. Turtle84

    Turtle84 Vortex Shill

  4. Revman

    Revman 2X CHAMPION

    Well, he will be getting his step back with the lower downforce stuff at the short tracks. One could argue that his advantage is back at Phoenix which is kind of an important race next year in the fall.
     
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  5. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

  6. Joker

    Joker #1 Harvick Fan

    I can't wait to make a thread when Harv wins it all this year.
     
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  7. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

  8. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner

    For every one of you, there are probably 30 Matt DiBenedetto internet fanboys who are thinking the same thing. :)
     
  9. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner

    Harvick is SHR. He needs better teammates, maybe this year it will be better.
     
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  10. Joker

    Joker #1 Harvick Fan

    Sure, but who has the realistic expectations?

    Also, awesome news, but not surprising. Harvick has said over and over he wants to race til he isn't competitive anymore. People didn't want to believe him for some odd reason.
     
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  11. Joker

    Joker #1 Harvick Fan

    Does he though? Clint is solid. Cole is gonna win ROTY, mark my words. I'm not sold on Aric but he's mid-pack at worst.
     
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  12. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner

    Top Car: Harvick: 6 Poles, 4 Wins, Champ Contender.
    Middle Car/s: should be bringing success (wins), sponsors :D, and good data to build a competitive championship organization throughout the season. BL: At some point, Clint and Aric should be producing wins or leave.
    Last Car: Custer -- driver development, investment in the future. Suarez was a sitting duck.

    I can't really compare SHR to JGR (just too complete and dominant of an organization) last year.

    But Harvick found a way -- while his SHR teammates were just unable to put together complete races to get to VL. Even fellow Ford Penske "also ran" pilots got to VL.
     
  13. Greg

    Greg 2014 RF YAHOO CHAMP Your leader

    I agree on many points. I think the gap between Harvick and his teammates is the biggest one in the Cup series.
     
  14. Joker

    Joker #1 Harvick Fan

    Well yeah. He's a HOFer in his prime and he's racing with two average drivers and a rookie. Doesn't mean those guys suck.
     
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  15. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner

    What sucks is when SHR has only one of its four drivers winning in 2019.

    Bowyer the entertainer is Rutledge in a fire suit.
     
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  16. 10-4

    10-4 Crew Chief

    It's a shame they ditched Kurt Busch or to be fair maybe Kurt ditched them with unreasonable contract demands. He was not up to Harvick's level but he was at the very least a consistently top finishing car there more so than anyone else has ever been at SHR. It always felt like that team was just on the cusp of breaking out but they instead were forever off by just a little.
     
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  17. Pandaz3

    Pandaz3 Tire changer

    I do not think he has, he qualified okay today.
     
  18. Joker

    Joker #1 Harvick Fan

    I may be wrong but I heard him and Tony just didn't get along.
     
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  19. 10-4

    10-4 Crew Chief

    Yeah that's always been the rumors. And the 41 is Gene's car that Tony really doesn't have any say about.
     
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  20. Pandaz3

    Pandaz3 Tire changer

    Staerting 10th in the Clash, this will be a preview of what's u[.
     
  21. Turtle84

    Turtle84 Vortex Shill

    If Bowyer and Almirola can get back to their 2018 performance levels they'll be okay
     
  22. Joker

    Joker #1 Harvick Fan

    Big if.
     
  23. Truex_rox

    Truex_rox 19 looks better than ever.

    :XXROFL:
     
  24. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

     
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  25. Joker

    Joker #1 Harvick Fan

    I'm guessing DeLena had no luck talking him out of the sport, lol.
     
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  26. 10-4

    10-4 Crew Chief

    So he wears the firesuit in the family after all?
     

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