Harvick Finishes Second at Pocono

Post-Race Reports | NASCAR Cup Series | 07/30/17

Mobil 1 Driver Scores Eighth Top-Five Result of 2017

Date: July 30, 2017

Event: Overton’s 400 (Round 21 of 36)

Series: Monster EnergyNASCAR Cup Series

Location: Pocono (Pa.) Raceway (2.5-mile triangle)

Format: 160 laps, broken into three stages (50 laps/50 laps/60 laps)

Start/Finish: 6th/17th/2nd (Running, completed 160 of 160 laps)

Point Standing: 3rd (726 points, 97 out of first)


Race Winner: Kyle Busch of Joe Gibbs Racing (Toyota) 

Stage 1 Winner: Kyle Busch of Joe Gibbs Racing (Toyota) 

Stage 2 Winner: Clint Bowyer of Stewart-Haas Racing (Ford) 


Stage 1 Recap (Laps 1-50):

Stage 2 Recap (Laps 51-100):

Final Stage Recap (Laps 101-160):


Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Mobil 1 Ford Fusion for Stewart-Haas Racing:

Can you talk about the battle with the 18?

“Well, the only chance I had (to keep the 18 behind me) was to get into the corner correctly. I got in there and was loose all the way through the corner on entry and just kept holding the brake down, holding the brake down, holding the brake down, and finally I’m sure he thought I was going to go and I didn’t accelerate. I was trying to stay on the bottom to park the thing to get going, and he had a good run. Guys on the Mobil 1 Ford did a great job. Kyle (Busch) had the class of the field all weekend. His car was really, really fast. He got the pole. Got the win. Pretty much just charged through the field. We definitely have a little bit of work to do. I feel like we got closer and closer. I feel like we raced around all the Toyotas all day. Just proud of everyone on the Mobil 1 Ford.”

How big is your smile knowing all the hard work the Stewart-Haas team has put into this car?

“I wish I could explain to everybody how big the workload has been switching to Ford and doing all the things we’ve done and trying to race and progress at the same time. They’ve done a really good job. Luckily we have great people to help that progression. It covers up a lot of things going on. We keep getting better. I know we’ll get better as we go into the playoffs. Just keep battling, that’s all you can do.”

Next Up:

The next event on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule is the I Love New York 355k at The Glen on Sunday, Aug. 6 at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International. The race starts at 3 p.m. EDT with live coverage provided by NBCSN, MRN Radio and SiriusXM Radio channel 90.

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