Monday, May 30, 2011

Kevin Harvick wins the Coca-Cola 600

Kevin Harvick crosses the finish line after leader Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran out of gas.
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Kevin Harvick won the Coca-Cola 600 on a race that ended in fuel mileage. This was his 3rd win of the season and his first points victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway; Harvick does have an All Star Race victory as well. Winning the longest race of the season is a huge victory; Harvick admitted to not liking this track, even with this victory, he says it’s "not his style."  I asked him to explain what he meant by that statement but he couldn’t and said he thinks he stinks and has no style. He told reporters “I griped and griped and griped all day long about terrible we were.” He admits “to be in Victory Lane says a lot about this team.”

Harvick says it (the track at Charlotte Motor Speedway) has been a struggle for him since the start of his career; except for the second place finish (and I’m assuming the All Star Race win).

In response to how he feels about Dale Jr. losing the race, Harvick said “I feel so stinking bad for him,” Oddly, it’s the second time Harvick passes the No. 88 for a win when Dale Jr. was leading this season.

The win puts Harvick second in points and -36 behind Carl Edwards.

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