“We came in, took tires and fuel with  to go, so we were good on fuel and we had good tires”.
At New Hampshire, Harvick was leading with three laps remaining but ran out of gas, allowing Matt Kenseth to pass him and win.
Kevin Harvick was pretty much in control of his own destiny until he was in the wrong place at the wrong time two weeks ago. But led a bunch of laps and looking forward to the challenge this weekend.
Kyle Busch, who is one point (or one finishing position or bonus point) behind Earnhardt for the 12th and final transfer spot to the Contender Round, professed no concern about the lack of track time at Dover due to the rain.
“The race at Dover is an elimination race”, Earnhardt said. For Kyle Busch, it was a wreck that knocked him out of a sure spot into the second round of the chase, all the way into the bottom four after hit the wall.
Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook manager Ed Salmons said he’s going to make Johnson the favorite this week just because the public always bets Johnson feverishly at Dover due to that 2.7 win ratio, but says that “Harvick should be the favorite”.
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Jimmie Johnson is favored to win, as he has 4/1 odds to win.
Win at Dover and the back-to-back bid is alive. Harvick could be the first defending champion to be eliminated after the Challenger Round.
Last year’s Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick is one of those drivers in desperation mode this week as he sits in 15th place, 23 points behind the 12th and final position to advance.
Clint Bowyer, whose Michael Waltrip Racing team is folding after this season, will replace Stewart in the No. 14 in 2017.
So, it’s really no different, other than the circumstances with the points and the championship and everything that goes with it. But as far as an approach standpoint, we’ll do everything exactly the same. Austin Dillon won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday….
From now through October 26, you can help out the family of IndyCar driver Justin Wilson through a charity auction. When Logano isn’t focusing on racing, he’s involved with his foundation and its Chasing Second Chances program.
James Hinchcliffe, the popular Canadian IndyCar driver, returned to racing Tuesday during a test at Road America in Elkhart Lake.
Brad Keselowski, who ran near the front for most of the race to that point, stayed out but then was penalized for jumping the restart.
The self-proclaimed “Mayor of Hinchtown” was beyond excited to return to the cockpit.
It’s too bad one has to wait at least five more months for the 2016 Verizon IndyCar season. As a kid he said he trekked from his home in downstate Paris, Ill., to Indianapolis to watch races. Rosberg had to settle for second and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel finished third. The No. 3 Chevrolet driver is set on catching Buescher.