Phoenix II: Harvick post-qualifying interview

KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 29 REESE'S COOKIES MONTE CARLO SS - Qualified 2nd: ON QUALIFYING EFFORT: "I enjoy racing here just for the fact that I have a lot of experience here, I grew up racing here. Today went really well. I just kind of overshot...

KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 29 REESE'S COOKIES MONTE CARLO SS - Qualified 2nd:

ON QUALIFYING EFFORT:

"I enjoy racing here just for the fact that I have a lot of experience here, I grew up racing here. Today went really well. I just kind of overshot turn one. It was kind of hard getting in there with the sun so I gave it all up there. But all in all, the car was really good, it has really good grip up off the corners and really good in race trim. We are looking forward to Sunday.

ON CONFIDENCE OF BEING ABLE TO BACK UP APRIL WIN WITH ANOTHER VICTORY:

"This is the same car and the same setup we did at Loudon so we feel really good and just kind of backed up what we thought we could run here earlier this morning in race trim. We feel really good, but obviously, everybody has made a lot of gains since the first race here of the year. We feel like we have made some gains as well and have a better car, better engines and better setups. Everybody gets better every week so we just kind of see where we fall, but everybody felt good in practice so we will just see what happens."

ON WITH STARTING ON FRONT ROW AT PIR AND HOW THAT IMPACTS THOUGHTS ON MAYBE "MIRACLE" OF WINNING BOTH CHAMPIONSHIPS MIGHT HAPPEN:

"I don't know that it is going to be a miracle. You don't get to this point by having miracles happen. You get to this point by putting every week together and obviously some things are going to have to happen. It is by far not going to be a miracle, you have to run good week in and week out to put yourself in that spot. We as a team are going to keep doing what we have been doing and see where it all falls in the end. You never can tell, if we could, we could ask Alan Kulwicki, I believe that all started here, didn't it?"

ON PAYING ATTENTION TO WHAT OTHER CHASE CONTENDERS ARE DOING:

"I don't think we get too caught up what everybody else is doing. It is hard enough trying to control what you have going yourself and your race team. No matter how good or how bad the week is, you try to stay even keep across the board, to approach the next week with the same mindset that you did the week before. Before, it is maybe not the right attitude, or maybe it is, but we feel like it keeps your spirits up and your team pumped up even if you had a bad week the week before. You can compete week in and week out but you can't get too low or too high on your emotions."

-credit: gm racing

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Alan Kulwicki