No one’s been more consistent than Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick this season. His series-best four top-10 finishes in four races backs that up. And thanks to a season-best runner-up finish at Phoenix Raceway, the last race before the pause in live sports due to the COVID-10 pandemic, Harvick has earned the NASCAR Cup Series points lead – by a single point over two-race winner Joey Logano heading into this weekend’s race at Darlington.
But as great as the perch atop the standings may be, the driver of the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford would like to firmly secure that championship opportunity with a victory. And soon.
Harvick is pretty strong at Darlington Raceway with one win coming in 2014 after starting from the pole. He has also finished inside the top-10 in eight of the last 10 races at the track.
In 23 career starts at the egg-shaped track, Harvick has also accumulated eight top fives, 12 top 10s and has an average start of 14.4 and an average finish of 14.3. He’s also completed 96.1 percent of laps attempted and led 581 laps.
He has a driver rating of 100.7, the fourth-best and has run 4,334 laps in the top 15, which is the third-most.
The numbers would say that his chances are good at Darlington to keep the streak going.
At Darlington Raceway, Harvick is in the top-five Loop Data leaders for driver rating, fastest laps run, laps led, quality passes and laps in the top 15. And, last season, Harvick finished fourth.