Before the season began, Kevin Harvick insisted, "Don't count us out."
His NASCAR Sprint Cup victory at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday night went a long way toward turning pundits into believers.
After 13 seasons with Richard Childress Racing, the lame-duck driver will begin the next chapter of his racing career with Stewart-Haas Racing next year.
But for now, Harvick is pressing for his fourth consecutive Chase for the Sprint Cup appearance and his seventh Chase overall.
"Outside of the results, I feel like we've done that every week," Harvick said. "I feel like our cars have performed well. I feel like we're getting better with some things coming down the road.
"It doesn't feel like it's any different than any other year has been, other than you know at the end of the year everybody knows what's going on. In the end, we all have big egos and we want to be competitive and we want to win races and do the things that it takes to go out there and fulfill that feel th...