There is a lot of talk about Kevin Harvick’s retirement given his age, but he doesn’t seem to have such plans, and still wants to compete. "I like where I race. I like Stewart-Haas Racing. I like the atmosphere.
I like the people here. That’s really the biggest reason that I like to do it, especially this year,” he said, as quoted by motorsport. “You’re with a group of people where you’re constantly problem-solving.
“You’re trying to fix it faster than everybody else and come to something that is better than everybody else so you can win races. I like the core group of guys that I started here with. That’s why they all came here, and I guess I would feel like I’m abandoning them if I didn’t go a couple more years.
“For me, I still enjoy that challenge. I enjoy where this series is, and learning about the new car is not a bad thing to do as you go forward into the future and do something different”.
Harvick and Richmond race
Harvick was great in Richmond and finished in second place.
Teamwork seems to be the main ‘culprit’ for such a good result. “We’ve put in a lot of time this year – the simulator, we’ve been to two tests so far. We knew coming into this year that we had some habits we were going to have to break, thought processes that you were going to have to break to really understand this car,” Harvick said.
“I think we’ve done a pretty good job of that with all the adversity we’ve gone through so far this year. That’s going to be our aggressive process until we get to Victory Lane”. Martinsville will be a new challenge for him, but given the form he is in, he should not be overly afraid.
“Look, I’ve done this a long time, and there’s really not going to be a race track that I go to that I don’t leave thinking that I could’ve done better. Martinsville is the one I leave thinking that probably more often than some of the others,” he said.
“But it’s going to be the exact same as any other race track when I get to Monday – it’s just going to be in the past and I’m not going to think about it. It’s been a race track where you just never know what’s going to happen.
“I have no idea how we’ve won there, but we have. It’s just one of those places that’s frustrating. Even on a day when you do well, you just leave there with your wires crossed”.