January 26th, 2015
Kevin Harvick put his Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet on the pole for Saturday night’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 from the Darlington Raceway. While he’s happy with the pole win, he’s looking forward to adding a historic trophy to his collection.
“This is one of those I guess what we would refer to as a crown jewel race. The one that is not sitting in our trophy case, so not only that but it’s just Darlington and this is what NASCAR racing is all about. To win here would mean a lot. Hopefully we can keep it together for 500 miles. I believe we have a really fast car and everything has gone well all weekend,” Harvick told media members after qualifying.
While he has hit a rough patch of finishing races, Harvick isn’t getting down on his season just yet.
“The cars are running really good. The guys are doing what they are supposed to do. We have been fast every week. You just have to battle through it. There is nothing that you can change about it. I think if we were in the previous points format you would probably be in a whole lot worse mood about it. But since we have already won and obviously we feel like we have given away some wins with the failures, but you just keep going about your business. I think today is good medicine for everybody and proof that everybody just works week to week on what they need to work on and last week is over,” explained Harvick.
Harvick will led them to the green at 6:30 PM EST tonight and the Bojangles’ Southern 500 can be seen on FOX.