Harvick and Reddick exit Kansas race in early wrecks
Kevin Harvick, who entered this race on the backside of the standings, was in want of an excellent day.
Whereas battling up contained in the top-ten, he needed to elevate as two automobiles in entrance of him pushed up the monitor. Harvick’s automobile misplaced grip and slammed the skin wall exiting Flip 4. He sustained vital injury to the right-front and the group was unable to repair it, so he’ll end in last-place (thirty sixth).
“When these two automobiles got here up in entrance of me I simply acquired tremendous tight,” defined Harvick. “After I lifted it grabbed and acquired unfastened. I simply wasn’t anticipating them to come back up and my automobile getting that tight.”
Bristol Motor Speedway subsequent weekend will function the cutoff race for the Spherical of 16, and will probably be a must-win state of affairs for Harvick. If there’s any positives to take from all this, he has an important report and a number of wins on the half-mile brief monitor.
“Yeah, it’s what it’s,” he added. “We had been racing to win anyway in the present day, so that’s what we’ll do once more subsequent week.”
Tyler Reddick entered this race in a significantly better place than Harvick, 23 factors above the lower line. He took pole place at Kansas, and seemed robust within the early remaining.
Nevertheless, all of it went fallacious as the tip of Stage 1 neared. Whereas main the sphere, he lower down a right-rear tire and slammed the skin wall. Reddick exited the race as properly, and can end thirty fifth.
“The correct-rear tire simply blew like we’ve had a couple of occasions,” stated Reddick. “At Fontana (Auto Membership Speedway), I used to be in a position to put it aside. However right here, it snapped on the worst potential level and we simply killed the wall. It broke the management arm on the right-front, so our day was over. We depart right here with not a whole lot of factors, so we’ll should combat laborious at Bristol (Motor Speedway).”