continue for Kevin Harvick
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Kevin Harvick (left) at Phoenix. Harvick's average finish over the last five races is 33.0.
April 8, 2014
Mechanical problems continued for Kevin Harvick in Monday’s Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Harvick, who was running in second place on lap 28, slowed on the front stretch while battling Brad Keselowski. Harvick became pinned on the outside while the field passed him, missing the entrance to pit road on the next lap.
Harvick pulled to the apron and ailed his car to pit road with an expired engine.
Harvick and crew chief Rodney Childers declined to comment on the situation. Harvick ended the day 42nd overall.
Texas became an extension of Harvick’s season troubled by mechanical woes. Harvick has finished 36th or worse in four of the season’s first seven races. The race was Harvick’s second DNF of 2014.
Despite being mired to 26th unofficially after Texas, Harvick would still make the Chase if the playoffs started today.
Harvick has his win from Phoenix to fall back on as far as making the Chase.