Author: The Associated Press
Date: November 3, 2019
FORT WORTH, Texas – Kevin Harvick and the Stewart-Haas Racing team had already been preparing for NASCAR’s finale. With another win at Texas, they now know they will be racing for a Cup title in two weeks.
Harvick won the fall race at Texas for the third year in a row Sunday, again securing one of the championship-contending spots for the Nov. 17 season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
“Well, we’ve already been going down the road,” Harvick said from Victory Lane in Texas. “We’ve already been to the simulator, we’ve already built the car, and now we’ve just got to make sure that we do what we think is right and go with our gut and see what happens.”
After starting from the pole, Harvick led 119 of 334 laps and paced a 1-2-3 finish for Stewart-Haas. He had gotten to Texas fifth in points, below the cutline for a championship run.
“It’s a scenario that takes a lot of pressure off next week,” car owner Tony Stewart said. “It does take that edge off. … It’s big for the organization.”
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