Kevin Harvick and Chevy win Nascar Sprint Cup Series 2015 at Dover!
Kevin Harvick is an American professional stock car racing driver with quite the achievement list behind him! Kevin is 2014 Sprint Cup Series Champion; 2014 Bojangles’ Southern 500 Winner; 2011 and 2013 Coca Cola 600 Winner; 2009,2010 and 2013 Sprint Unlimited winner… and the list is very long, I can go on for hours! But Harvick’s more recent accomplishment is winning the Nascar Sprint Cup Series 2015 along with his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing team, Sunday at Dover International Speedway!
Facing the need to win the AAA 400 or be eliminated from the 2015 NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup, Harvick and his Chevrolet led 355 out of 400 laps in the most dominant performance of his career. Dover was Harvick’s third win of 2015 and reestablished him as a title contender. A victory automatically qualifies a driver for the next round in NASCAR’s playoffs that entails the elimination of the four lowest ranked drivers without a win every three races.
Although we must congratulate Kevin and the race was spectacular, according to many, there was something fishy about Harvick’s post-race burnout! The post-race burnout is where drivers create a smoky celebration by spinning their tires, only Harvick backed his car into the interior wall and blew the rear tires off. The resulting damage left some wondering if maybe Harvick intentionally meant to hurt the car — thus limiting NASCAR’s chances of performing a thorough technical inspection as a result.
Although, Kevin stated that it was not intentionally and he wasn’t even aware of that during media day on Tuesday! McMurray, Jimmie Johnson, Paul Menard and Clint Bowyer were left disappointed and eliminated. “Definitely disappointed,” Johnson said. “It just shows how critical everything is on a race team. And how important every component is and you can’t take anything for granted.”.
Well, guys, better luck next time! Below in the video you can see Jonathan Merryman recapping the final race of the Challenger Round at Dover International Speedway, getting you up to speed with who is in and who is out as the series heads in to the Contender Round.