NASCAR NOTES: Harvick Looking to Close Strong

NASCAR NOTES: Harvick Looking to Close Strong
Glenn Campbell - "The Lugnut Cowboy"
Glenn Campbell - "The Lugnut Cowboy"

PHOENIX, AZ (WFXG) - Almost a year ago, Kevin Harvick announced that he would be moving from Richard Childress Racing to Stewart-Hass Racing in 2014. Many thought that the announcement would hurt the performance of the No. 29 team but after his win in Phoenix last Sunday, Harvick still has hope of claiming his first Cup Series Championship.

"I feel like we've probably had the best Chase that we've ever had," said Harvick after the race."

It's been a tough season for young driver that filled the gap after the passing of Dale Earnhardt Sr. back in 2001. However, Harvick looks at his time at RCR as a life molding experience.

"So we've had life lessons, and you try to become a better person, and I think as I've been at RCR, you learn from situations," said Harvick. "You want to make your race team better, but in the end you want to be a better person."

Car owner, Richard Childress, agreed that there has been some tough times over the years with his driver but credits their difference in age for adding fuel to their relationship.

"Like he said, the generation gap is bigger than what it was with Dale and myself, and it was," said Childress. "But at the end of the day, the one thing that we both do have is a word called respect, and we'll always have that."

With one race remaining, Harvick still has a mathematical chance of overtaking Jimmie Johnson for the title which is a familiar position for his RCR team.

"I think this is the third time we've been going to Homestead with Kevin and a couple times with Clint," continued Childress. "Having the chance to win the championship, mathematically you never give up until it's over."

With a 39 point deficit to make up, there has to be a plan. So, what does Harvick and his team have stored up for Johnson?

"We're talking about locking him in the Port-a-Potty, so that should sum it up," commented Harvick when asked.

We'll see how that turns out next week in Homestead.

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