Kevin Harvick is celebrating and celebrating a lot this year. With his win yesterday at Michigan International Speedway, he’s now visited victory lane seven times in the 2018 season, and he may not be done yet.
Celebrating Success Now
In the media center after the Michigan race, Harvick reminded everyone it hasn’t always been this cheerful and successful for the No. 4 drive.
“I think as you look at the year, you’ve got to remember, I spent a lot of years not having the most fun and not having the most success,” he said.
“Over the past five years, we’ve been able to win a lot of races and do a lot of things on the racetrack and winning races and a championship. It’s been an incredible amount of stuff and wins packed into almost five years now. For me, I’m just enjoying every moment because you never know when it’s going to go the other way, and right now our guys are just doing a great job, and I’m enjoying everything.”
Celebrating with His Six-Year-Old
Harvick said that win number seven was a little bit more special because of being able to celebrate it with his six-year-old son, Keelan Harvick.
“It was pretty cool today,” he said.
“We got to go celebrate together. He’s been with me for the last three weeks, so we’ve had a big time. It’s pretty cool to look over there on your victory lap and see your six year old in the passenger seat and being able to enjoy it with you. That was definitely way up there on the bucket list of things that you didn’t expect. That was pretty neat.”
Success at Stewart-Haas Racing
With Kevin Harvick winning the second Michigan race, and Stewart-Haas Racing teammate, Clint Bowyer winning the first Michigan race, the four car Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series has to be happy and motivated with their cars brought to the track in the Irish Hills.
“I think as you look at it, we’re three weeks away from the playoffs, and you don’t want it to shut off, you want it to keep going,” Harvick said.
“The motivation is to not let things slip through the crack, and they’re covering all the details, and especially my group of guys that we’re going on our fifth year together. That experience and those attention to details of things that they do is second to none, and you see it week after week. You look in the win column, and we’re capitalizing on those fast cars that hasn’t always happened over the last four years, and I think this year we’re making those moments count and getting wins out of them.”
On to Bristol
Harvick and the rest of the MENCS Series garage head to Bristol Motor Speedway next, racing under the lights Saturday, August 18, 2018 for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at 8:30 pm ET.