For the majority of the 2022 NASCAR racing season, there wasn’t much to celebrate for Kevin Harvick. Then came Michigan. Grabbing the lead and pulling away after a restart on Lap 166 of 200, the 2014 Cup Series champion won the FireKeepeers Casino 400 and leap-frogged bubble-riding Martin Truex Jr. in the NASCAR Cup Series Playoff standings. Harvick’s victory ended a 65-race drought for the 46-year-old from Bakersfield, California. The win was his sixth at Michigan and his fifth in the last seven races at the two-mile track.
Now, ‘the Closer’ appears to be unstoppable. Harvick followed up his win in Michigan with a victory last weekend at Richmond, vaulting him into eighth place in the standings and squarely in the playoff mix, which begins over “Labor Day” weekend at Darlington Raceway.
On Tuesday, Harvick sat down with #SportsTalk to discuss his recent success, how different the Next-Gen cars are to drive, and his fondness for the “Lady in Black.”