Kevin Harvick closed out the Round of 12 with his second victory in three races, holding off Kyle Busch at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday night.
Harvick led the final 32 circuits at the short track, earning his ninth win of 2020. Prior to this season, Harvick’s highest win total was eight wins in 2018.
“I love that it’s in the conversation of being the greatest season ever because you look at the sport’s gurus that don’t know a lot about racing, they put these graphs up and talk about where your peak seasons are, where you’re good, where you’re bad,” Harvick said.
“Where you’re good is where you have the best results, and fortunately for me, they’re coming right now. I’ve been fortunate to be surrounded by a great group of people that have the same commitment to doing the things that I like to do, and that’s race cars and try to do it at a very high level.”
If Harvick can earn at least one more win this season, he will become the first driver since Jimmie Johnson in 2007 to earn 10 or more wins in one season.
“I don’t know if we’ll make it to ten, but we’re going to keep trying to do the best we can every week, and it’s just been an unbelievable year.”
The next Cup Series race is scheduled for next Sunday, Sept. 26, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Twelve drivers remain eligible for the Cup Series championship after leaving Bristol.
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