Talladega II: Kevin Harvick preview

This Week's Realtree Chevrolet at Talladega Superspeedway ... Kevin Harvick will pilot Chassis No. 237 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable. This Chevrolet has gone two for two this year, scoring the win in the ...

This Week's Realtree Chevrolet at Talladega Superspeedway ... Kevin Harvick will pilot Chassis No. 237 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable. This Chevrolet has gone two for two this year, scoring the win in the Budweiser Shootout at Daytona in February and the Aaron's 499 at Talladega in April.

KEVIN HARVICK:

Last week at Martinsville, you said you needed a homerun, and you had a strong race and finished third. Do you feel like you hit a homerun?

"We came pretty close. We went to Martinsville and had our first top-five finish there, we beat the 48 car, and we kept the 11 in sight. We were in contention to win, so that was pretty close to a homerun. Everybody said it was going to be a two-horse race, and we were right there in the middle of it. I had a lot of fun last week. Right now, we have four more races. I'm really looking forward to Talladega and just racing hard."

Looking at Talladega this weekend, what do you think about the point separation and how close you are to the lead? Is this the wild card race, or is it just like the others?

"I think you can control a lot of more things at the other places (tracks). But, when you get to Talladega, you're kind of at the mercy of a lot of things that can happen around you. So, I think after you leave Talladega, you'll kind of know where you stand as far as what you need to do over the last few weeks. I think the last few weeks are really good race tracks for us, and Talladega is a good race track for us, as well. They can all flip you upside down and turn things around and have things turn at any given week, but it seems that Talladega is definitely the biggest wild card as far as what's going to happen, and who is going to get caught in a wreck and who isn't. So, I think everybody has been waiting for this particular race to see where you stack up from here."

You said that Talladega was kind of a crap shoot and risky for everybody, but given your strength on plate tracks this year, would you acknowledge that maybe you are in less risk than the others?

"I'll take the odds. If it all ended at Talladega and we were behind, I'll take the odds. We've been really good on those race tracks this year. I feel like we've had good strategies, done the things that we have needed to do, and had fast cars. So, in the end, fast cars are what it takes to even have shot at winning a race. You have to have a car that is capable of doing that. I like the plate races. I enjoy them. We'll go and race just like we have, and, hopefully, come out with a similar outcome."

-source: rcr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Kevin Harvick
Teams Richard Childress Racing