Daytona II: Harvick - Thursday media visit

KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 29 SHELL-PENNZOIL IMPALA SS met with media and discussed upcoming race tracks, his confidence in his team's COT program and more. HOW CONFIDENT WOULD YOU SAY YOU ARE WITH YOUR COT PROGRAM? "I think our cars have run fine we...

KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 29 SHELL-PENNZOIL IMPALA SS met with media and discussed upcoming race tracks, his confidence in his team's COT program and more.

HOW CONFIDENT WOULD YOU SAY YOU ARE WITH YOUR COT PROGRAM? "I think our cars have run fine we just haven't had a whole lot go right. I've wrecked a few cars and we've run out of gas and rained last week so it's just kind of been a lot of things that's gone wrong. We just keep doing what we're doing. I've been through the highs and lows of this sport so you just go out and race as hard as you can every week and go from there."

ARE THERE CONCERNS WITH SOME OF THE UPCOMING TRACKS LIKE INDY, KANSAS AND WATKINS GLEN? "I don't think so. Obviously we raced this car at Watkins Glen last year. Kansas, we've been to a few 1.5-mile race tracks this year. We're going to Chicago next week, that's a lot like that. We kind of have a system down of what we do and don't run. We got some new cars that we're taking to Chicago next week that are different than what we have been running. You just keep gathering information and keep doing the things that we've been doing."

ARE YOU WHERE YOU THINK YOU DESERVE TO BE AT THIS POINT OF THE CUP SEASON? "That's hard to say. Some of the things that we've done are kind of self-induced. We're in the failing part of the report card at this point."

BEING AN OWNER IN THE NATIONWIDE SERIES, YOU PROBABLY SAW THE NEWS ABOUT THE 40 TEAM OF CHIP GANASSI AND DARIO FRANCHITTI SHUTTING DOWN, IS THAT JUST A SIGN OF THE TIMES RIGHT NOW? "I really didn't know where they were at with the sponsorship but as far as sponsorship goes right now it's hard to get somebody to commit and we're working on all of our programs to get them where they need to be for the years to come. In that particular situation it's hard when you're competing against NASCAR for the same sponsor and there's got to be a better communication I think between the two sides for NASCAR to help the teams and try to keep that stuff from happening and having teams shut down."

-credit: gm racing

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