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With four races remaining the Busch Series season, Kevin Harvick has mathematically clinched the title.
Now the goal is to become the first driver in history to win both the Busch Series title and the Nextel Cup in the same year. Harvick is currently third in Nextel Cup points.
On Friday, Harvick won the Busch Race in Richmond.
On Saturday evening, Harvick clinched his place in the Chase for the Nextel Cup.
On Saturday night, Harvick won the Cup race in Richmond.
Heading to New Hampshire, next weekend, Harvick is now 10 points from the Championship, with 10 races to go in the season.
Does it get any better than that?
Since none of the Richmond video is online yet, check out Harvick’s third race in the cup series, back in 2001:
That was a great day too. Hopefully the feeling will be the same ten races from now.
This is fantastic news for Kevin Harvick.
#29-Kevin Harvick has outscored all drivers in the last 10 races earning 1,463 points. He outscored current point leader #48-Jimmie Johnson by 109 points during the 10-race period. Johnson ranks sixth in points earned in the last 10 races (1,354 points). #24-Jeff Gordon currently fifth in points, ranks second in points earned in the last 10 races (1,447).
Heck yeah! I love road courses.
This could be the year that Harvick wins the Cup.
As most readers of this blog know, I am a huge Kevin Harvick fan.
In this interview, though, Harvick confirmed he has no political aspirations.
If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would it be?
Harvick: Oh, the president. The first thing I would do is drop a bomb and clean the place out, over in Iraq.
Instead of making everybody suffer through everything we go through, I’d just wipe it out and be done with it.
Not exactly the PC answer. But, did anyone really expect a PC answer from Harvick?
Darrell Waltrip is FINALLY going to drive that dang “Dream Machine” for Michael Waltrip Racing.
Here is the Press Release:
Aaron Rents . . . announced that for the first time ever, Darrell Waltrip will take the wheel from younger brother Michael Waltrip to race the No. 99 Aaronâ€™s Dream Machine at the upcoming NASCAR Busch Series race at Martinsville Speedway on the evening of July 22, 2006.
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â€œI canâ€™t believe it,â€ said Darrell Waltrip. â€œThe Aaronâ€™s ad campaign has been a lot of fun for me over the years, but I seriously thought I would never get to race that car. I really appreciate Michael and Aaronâ€™s and, of course, my wonderful and supportive wife Stevie, for giving me this opportunity.
Now if we can get Dale Jarrett to drive that truck, maybe we can move on to some new commercials.
If I had one of these, I would probably never leave the house again.
Of course, I would have to slap some “29″ decals on each side.
I have never (and doubt I ever could) been a fan of Kyle or Kurt Bush. They are good drivers, but I cannot bring myself to support them.
An example is what Kyle said after crashing out Michel Jourdain Jr., local hero, of today’s Telcel-Motorola 200.
He said, responding to comments about upset fans:
It’s all good. I get it everywhere I go, so it doesn’t much matter to me; it doesn’t much bother me.
. . .
‘It was a real, real, real bad mistake on my part,'’ he said. ‘I’ll take a hundred percent of the blame, but he also should take a little bit of it as well.’
Congrats to Kevin Harvick on his third place finish. I did not get to watch the race (working on house), but sounds like it was a good one.
Congrats to Matt Kennseth on winning the Auto Club 500 today at the California Speedway.
Also, Harvick seems to have picked up right where he left off in 2005, finishing 29th. I was hoping he would be able to pull out of this slump, but it is not looking good so far.
Doug reports here that Daytona 500 winning Crewchief, Darian Grubb, is from Southwest Virginia.
Harvick finished a disappointing 14th place, but ran well at times during the race.
Rarely will two of one’s true passions collide. Nascar.com, however, has this article on Virginia and racing.
The article includes a nice bio of Joe Weatherly, a Virginian who grew up in Norfolk and made his Nascar debut in the 1952 Southern 500. In 1953, Weatherly was Nascar’s Modified champ.