“Nothing has gone proper” – Harvick
Kevin Harvick wanted to win on Saturday evening at Bristol Motor Speedway however as an alternative had an premature pit highway challenge that made certain he didn’t.
“It simply type of goes with the entire yr,” Harvick stated. “Nothing has gone proper, actually. The wheels actually fell off tonight.”
It was certainly a wheel, the left entrance. Harvick got here to pit highway from inside the highest 5 for his closing cease of the evening below the lap 437 warning and needed to reverse again into his pit stall. The No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing group had accomplished the cease, however the left entrance wheel got here off when Harvick began to depart.
“They’ve finished a very good job,” Harvick stated, “simply dangerous timing.”
Harvick was 35 factors under the cutline going into the primary elimination race of the playoffs.
Within the first two postseason races, Harvick failed to complete. At Darlington on Labor Day weekend, Harvick’s automobile caught on hearth resulting from rubber buildup. He completed thirty third.
Harvick completed thirty sixth at Kansas Speedway. Operating inside the highest 10, Harvick crashed after the automobile caught away from him when he needed to examine up as a result of Ross Chastain and Bubba Wallace got here up the observe in entrance of him off Flip 4.
Two wins late within the common season locked the 2014 collection champion into the playoffs. It’s the first time he’s been eradicated within the Spherical of 16.
“It was fairly robust,” Harvick stated of Bristol. “We pitted in entrance of , however that’s simply the best way the yr has gone.
“We went from having an opportunity to guide the parade to being part of the parade, simply tough to go. The automobiles are method too quick within the corners. You may’t race.”