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After winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday, starting on the front row for the Sprint Cup Series, it looked like Kevin Harvick was going to be solid a contender for the win.¬†
No such luck.
After getting the lead on Lap 1 and leading the next 21 laps, Harvick was passed by Jeff Gordon, who led the majority of laps for the entire race.
After losing the top spot, Harvick slowly slipped back and just never could get his car back up to the front.¬† It was really surprising to watch Harvick get mired in traffic and looking mediocre.
Harvick and crew chief Shane Wilson went with a set-up that they thought would keep the car loose enough and ahead of the changing conditions of the track.¬† Obviously they took that idea too far, as Harvick‚Äôs car had no grip all race long.
Harvick talked about the set-up after the race:
"We just went in the wrong direction with the setup for today and learned what not to do when we come back in the fall. It was just¬†not a g...
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Pole-sitter Kevin Harvick led all but two laps and won the spring NASCAR Truck Series race Saturday at Martinsville Speedway for the third time in the past four years.
The former truck team owner yielded the top spot to teammate Ty Dillon for the fourth and fifth laps, but left no doubt which truck was best in leading a series-record 248 laps.
Dillon, in his fourth start, ran second...
Kevin Harvick didn‚Äôt miss a beat in the transition between fielding Camping World Truck Series for himself through Kevin Harvick Inc. to competing in the series from behind the wheel of a Richard Childress Racing truck.
‚ÄúNot a bad way to make our first truck start for RCR,‚ÄĚ Harvick said.
After starting the Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway from the pole on Saturday, Harvick...
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. ‚Äď Kevin Harvick earned his 14th career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win Saturday, in a total dominating effort in the 14th running of the Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway.
Harvick led all but two of the 250 laps run, which set an all-time NCWTS record. The previous record...
MARTINSVILLE, Va. ‚ÄĒ Kevin Harvick may have relinquished ownership in his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team, but he hasn‚Äôt lost any speed in the process. Harvick crushed the rest of the field in Saturday‚Äôs Kroger 250, winning in seemingly ‚Ä¶ Continue reading ‚Üí
Kevin Harvick won Saturday‚Äôs Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway in dominating fashion.
Immediately after the drop of the green flag, Harvick pulled two truck lengths ahead of rookie Ty Dillon. Rounding out the top five starting positions were Red Horse Racing‚Äôs Timothy Peters, Cale Gale in the Rheem Chevrolet on the outside of row 2, and veteran Ron Hornaday rounding out the...
Richard Childress Racing teammates finished 19th (Kevin Harvick), 22nd (Jeff Burton) and 26th (Paul Menard).
Harvick made 53 green-flag passes during the 500-mile event ranking him 13th in NASCAR Loop Data Statistics.
Harvick and the Budweiser is Back team led for 21 laps in the Goody's Fast Relief 500.
Burton spent 252 laps running in the...
Green flag as Kevin Harvick leads the first lap after starting on the pole.
Lap 2 Harvick leads Ty Dillon and Cale Gale.
Lap 3 Timothy Peters and Ron Hornaday both pass Gale for third and fourth.
Lap 4 Justin Lofton passes Gale for fifth
Lap 5 Dillon takes the lead from Harvick
Lap 6 Harvick takes the lead back from Dillon while Johnny Sauter passes Gale.
Lap 8 James Buescher and...
Kevin Harvick, Tony Stewart ended Hamlin-Johnson lock on Martinsville last season‚Ä¶
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Kevin Harvick may have relinquished ownership in his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team, but he hasn't lost any speed in the process.
Harvick crushed the rest of the field in Saturday's Kroger 250, winning in seemingly effortless fashion by .953 seconds over Richard Childress Racing teammate Ty Dillon.
A caution for David...
Greg Biffle leads the point standings by 6 points over Dale Earnhardt, Jr., with Tony Stewart (-12), Matt Kenseth (-12), and Kevin Harvick (-12) making up the top five. Drivers sitting outside the bubble to make the Chase include Kyle ‚Ä¶ Continue reading ‚Üí