Found October 09, 2013 on Race Review Online:
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Charlotte, NC- The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series reaches their halfway mark of the Chase when they make their annual return visit to the Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend. After four races it seems like a Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson show for the 2013 championship. But there’s one driver still looming and a solid run Saturday night in the Bank of America 500 may put him in the conversation. Kevin Harvick won last week’s race in Kansas after earning his first pole in eight years. This team is showing they do have what it takes to win a championship despite Harvick leaving Richard Childress Racing at the end of the year. Another reason why Harvick could be a factor Saturday night is he won here at the Coca-Cola 600 back in May. With winning the latest race in Charlotte and being the most recent Sprint Cup winner, it would seem Harvick is a logical choice to end up in Gatorade Victory Lane at the end of the night Saturday. If he can win it would be rare though. Only two winners have completed the Charlotte sweep and won the championship in the same season – Richard Petty 1975 and Dale Earnhardt 1986. Can he join those Hall of Famers and seven time champions this weekend? I think he can and for all of those reasons listed above. He enters hot and with confidence. He’s won twice in Charlotte and will be a factor in the No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet. When the lights are on no one is better than Harvick. Eric Smith is the Lead Motorsports Writer for Race Review Online. Follow him on Twitter @ericsportsguru The post NASCAR: Can Kevin Harvick Earn Rare Charlotte Sweep and Enter Title Conversation appeared first on Race Review Online.
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