Source: Associated Press
Date: October 3, 2014
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Kevin Harvick is the one to beat once again at Kansas Speedway.
Harvick shattered his own track record and won the pole to start the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship Sunday. After setting the mark at 197.773 mph in his second round of qualifying, he turned a lap of 197.621 in the final round to earn the pole.
The previous record of 194.658 was set by Harvick in the spring.
"For whatever reason this fits everything I have going on with my driving style," said Harvick, who won his third straight pole at Kansas and also won last year's Chase race.
"In the end it comes down to having a fast car. We have a fast car."
He has had that most of the season, too. The pole was Harvick's eighth this year.
"With a little bit of good luck we can beat every car on the race track any given week at any style of race track, and that's really positive feeling to have as a driver," he said. "If the chips fall right we have the cars and the speed to do what we need to do."
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