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Happy Harvick Is Ready To Battle In Miami

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Kevin Harvick is one of 4 who could make history in Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend. Not only could he claim his second championship, but he could also become the first champion to do it with Monster Energy, and its new championship trophy. Harvick will be up against three of the toughest competitors in the garage.  That includes Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., and Brad Keselowski.

Another big story is the car manufacture Kevin will be driving. Since the beginning of the season, one of the most talked about topics was Stewart Haas Racing switching to Ford. Some hesitance was broken after teammate Kurt Busch won the Daytona 500, NASCAR’s first race of the season. Though some still doubt the team is capable of beating the Toyotas.

In the closing laps of this season’s Playoff race at Texas, Harvick was able to show he could beat the best of the best. Martin Truex Jr, (regular season champion with 7 wins this season) was being run down by the #4 car. Kevin would complete the pass and punch his ticket into the championship race. That day many fans saw the #4 car as a serious threat, knowing that Harvick has gotten the job done before.

Harvick’s Miami Stats

In 2014, the Bakersfield, California, driver was able to claim his first championship in South Florida. He would then go on to race for the championship the following year, but would barley miss winning, and finish second to Kyle Busch.

In 16 starts at Miami, Harvick has claimed 1 win, 8 top five’s, and 14 top ten’s. He’s also qualified on the pole once, happening in last season’s race. Lately, he’s shown even more consistency with top-eight finishes in four consecutive races.

There is no question Kevin Harvick will be a threat on Sunday. Time will tell if he can bring Stewart Haas Racing their third NASCAR championship.

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