Charlotte II: Harvick - Thursday media visit

Kevin Harvick, No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil Monte Carlo SS, met with members of the media at Lowe's Motor Speedway and discussed the Chase, Martinsville and starting his racing career in late models. Selected quotes from driver interview: ON IF HE...

Kevin Harvick, No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil Monte Carlo SS, met with members of the media at Lowe's Motor Speedway and discussed the Chase, Martinsville and starting his racing career in late models.

Selected quotes from driver interview:

ON IF HE HAD NOT LOST A CYLINDER AT TALLADEGA, WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN OUTCOME: "We were up there in the mix the whole time. We have been snake-bit not only in the Chase, but it has been that way all year. Three out of the first four weeks in the Chase has just kind of gone that way. We just have to keep the performance level up. All four weeks, our cars have run really good. That is all we can do. The rest of it, you just kind of have to laugh at and hope that it turns around."

ON ANY OTHER "WILD CARD" RACES LEFT: "I think at this point, for us, the have all been wild cards. I mean if it is going to happen, it has happened. We got two flat tires the first week of the Chase. The second week we had another flat tire. Kansas was ok; we finally got to finish at least one race where we ran but last week, Talladega, all the engine failures. It is just one of those things where you keep the performance level as high as you can keep it and the of that stuff is just kind of out of your control, you just go back and rewind and try do to it better the next time you go back to that particular race track."

ON FEELING LIKE HE IS STILL IN CONTENTION FOR CHAMPIONSHIP: " The way this thing has gone, there is not telling what is going to happen. So we will race like we are in contention until the last week or until somebody tells us we have to quit."

ON TAKING MORE CHANCES TO GET BETTER FINISHING POSITIONS: " If we could have finished 10th the first three weeks, finishing 10th would be ok. If you can finish 10th, you need to finish 10th. We have had top-five, top-10 cars and had trouble and finished 20th with them, so I would have taken a 10th."

-credit: gm racing

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