Richmond II: Pole winner interview

Kevin Harvick takes pole position at Richmond Kevin Harvick - ...

Kevin Harvick takes pole position at Richmond

Kevin Harvick - #29 GM Goodwrench Chevrolet
Pole Position Press Conference

WERE YOU NERVOUS?

Well, (Ryan) Newman goes (qualifies) last, you'd better be nervous. It was a good lap for us. It's been a good weekend for us so far, and hopefully we can put it all together tomorrow night.

TALK ABOUT WAITING IT OUT UNTIL RYAN NEWMAN QUALIFIED:

That's definitely a test to your nerves when it comes to qualifying time. But I've got to say thanks to all my GM Goodwrench guys and everybody who works on this car. My teammates were going before me and they told us what their cars did and we made a few adjustments. And we were able to put together a good lap.

HOW KEY IS AN UPFRONT STARTING POSITION AT RICHMOND?

Well, it definitely helps. It doesn't hurt anything to start upfront anywhere. You can win the race from anywhere in the field. But it definitely helps to have a good pit stall and do what you need to do at the beginning of the race.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR LAP:

Well obviously we didn't know if it was going to be good enough until right there at the end with Ryan (Newman) going there at the very end. But it was a good lap. We made some adjustments off of what our teammates said and just hit our marks and we were fortunate enough to have it all stick.

YOU'VE HAD SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR ENGINES AND YOUR TEAM THIS YEAR. DO YOU THINK THOSE THINGS WILL BE RESOLVED OR IS THIS STILL SORT OF AN UP IN THE AIR SITUATION FOR YOU?

We're still working. So we'll just keep doing what we can and go from there.

WILL WE SEE SOME REALLY AGGRESSIVE DRIVING IN SATURDAY'S RACE?

I think everybody, from eighth to 13th, will probably be doing whatever they can do to gain every spot they can. But I think there is a lot of over emphasis put on a lot of things as far as people driving over their heads or doing something that they wouldn't do on a normal week. We all go out every week and race as hard as we can and try to win the race week in and week out. So, I don't think you're going to see anything out of the ordinary for a short track.

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Kevin Harvick