Martinsville II: Harvick - GM Top-10 interview

BEHIND THE HAULER CHAT WITH KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 29 GM GOODWRENCH MONTE CARLO SS: ON HOW EVERYONE ON TEAM IS FEELING WITH FIVE RACES REMAINING IN THE CHASE: "I think everyone is feeling really good. We have pretty much had four out of five weeks...

BEHIND THE HAULER CHAT WITH KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 29 GM GOODWRENCH MONTE CARLO SS:

ON HOW EVERYONE ON TEAM IS FEELING WITH FIVE RACES REMAINING IN THE CHASE: "I think everyone is feeling really good. We have pretty much had four out of five weeks that haven't gone our way and we are still third in the points. We have five good race tracks in front of us, so if we can have five good races, we will be good. I think everybody is fine where we are based on the weeks that we have had."

ON WHAT MARTINSVILLE CAN DO TO AFFECT CHASE: "It is going to come down to who makes it happen, who has good luck. You have to have it go all go your way to win this deal. It is going to come down to who ever has it all go their way in the next five race."

ON MOST IMPORTANT THING ABOUT MARTINSVILLE: "I think just keeping your track position is the most important thing. Trying to position yourself for the lap 100 laps to do what you need to do. Keep the fenders on it, be somewhere near the front with 100 laps to go. We haven't done anything different. We always run pretty good here. We are ready to go."

ON NO. 31 TEAM SUCCESS SO FAR: "They have done a pretty good job of getting to this point. It is all about the next five weeks. One small mistake and you could be in or out. Everything keeps getting mixed up and everyone has had some kind of problems and they haven't. If they continue to do that, they will be hard to beat."

ON IS MARTINSVILLE BEING THE MOST UNPREDICTABLE RACE: "I don't think so. I think if you are running good, you will be up in the front. Unless you get behind on a bad pit stop or something goes wrong, this is short track racing and it can get a little rough but Talladega is so unpredictable, I really feel that was the wild card race. You can get torn up here, but you can get torn up anywhere. There are guys that run good here and guys that don't. You really can't compare it to Talladega, that is just a totally different beast."

ON ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY: "Atlanta just wears the tires out. You have a tough time getting a hold of the race track. You can move all around and race all over the race track. It is just worn out which makes it a pretty fun place to race. It hasn't been very good to us lately, but it is fun cause you can race all over it."

ON HOMESTEAD MIAMI TESING: "It is a place that is quite a bit different than anyplace else we go. We just shook down a new car down there and that was about it. Everything you do down there is kind of backwards to any other place we go."

ON WARD BURTON'S LEARNING CURVE THIS WEEKEND AFTER BEING OFF THE TRACK FOR THESE PAST FEW YEARS: "I think he is going to be quite a bit behind. You can't just jump in these cars and be competitive right off the bat. It is going to be a learning curve to know what is in theses cars, what changes you need to make and what you need to do to go fast. It will probably take a while for him to get back up going I would assume."

ON WINNING BUSCH CHAMPIONSHIP: "Just to have the opportunity to run for both of them is pretty incredible. Those were the goals we set at the beginning of the season, to run for both championships. To lock up the Busch championship and be in contention for the Cup championship is pretty much what we asked for. It is pretty cool just to have that opportunity."

-credit: gm racing

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