Sears Point: Harvick - GM Friday interview

BEHIND THE HAULER CHAT WITH KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 29 SHELL/PENNZOIL IMPALA SS ON THE NO. 24 & No. 48 NOT PASSING NASCAR INSPECTION AND BEING PENALIZED "I don't know a lot about it. Obviously they did something that NASCAR thought was pretty ...

BEHIND THE HAULER CHAT WITH KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 29 SHELL/PENNZOIL IMPALA SS

ON THE NO. 24 & No. 48 NOT PASSING NASCAR INSPECTION AND BEING PENALIZED "I don't know a lot about it. Obviously they did something that NASCAR thought was pretty intentional, but with the whole CoT thing, I think it's just a matter of NASCAR wanting to keep everybody in a box and there are just certain things you don't mess with. I don't know the whole ins and outs of the whole situation, but it sounds pretty severe. I think it's pretty clear. I don't think there is any in between or any give and take here or there. It's pretty cut and dried. Three or four of those messages and everybody will get the point."

CAN JEFF GORDON WIN FROM STARTING AT THE BACK OF THE FIELD? "I think Jeff Gordon can probably win from anywhere here. He's overcome a lot of things here. He's one of the best road racers in the series. He's still got a good chance."

DID THE NO. 24 AND NO. 48 TEAMS PUSH THE ENVELOPE TOO FAR? "Oh, you've got to push things and you have to try to gain advantages here and there if you can. So I think it's just one of those deals where everyone is pushing hard and sometimes you push it too far."

ON GOING TO LOUDON "We like going there. It's a lot of fun for me. I like the flat track stuff. Our stuff always seems to run very well there. So we're looking forward to going up there."

WHAT DO YOU EXPECT OF THE NEW CAR ON THIS ROAD COURSE? "I think we're all a little bit anxious just to get out there and see where these set-ups and things are that we need to have going forward to get our cars handling like they need to and just knowing how hard you can drive these cars and things you can and can't do compared to what we had before. We all tested and have different theories on tires and we're all anxious to see where all those different manufacturers fall compared to what race with."

IT'S HARD TO PASS ON A ROAD COURSE, BUT DO YOU THINK IT WILL BE HARDER TO PASS AT INFINEON WITH THE NEW CARS? "I think the pace is going to be slower. They're going to lack forward bite. It's going to be interesting to see."

-credit: gm racing

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeff Gordon