Make it seven, as in seven wins for Kevin Harvick this season. You have to go back a ways for a season where a driver hit double digits in wins. You’d have to go back to 2007, when Jimmie Johnson won the second of his seven championships. Harvick could pull it off. They talk about the “Big Three.” Yeah, I know a lot of you hate it, but the point made is undeniable. I mean is there really any other serious contender for a championship than Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch or Martin Truex Jr.?
If I’m being honest, it’s Kevin Harvick’s title for the taking. If you look beyond all the stats, the 2014 series champion is really the lead runner as he seeks his second title. You could be thinking “Really?” After all, he isn’t even the points leader.
Remember, the way the playoffs are structured it’s all about the wins. Kevin Harvick is easily the series leader. They call him “The Closer” and there’s a reason for that.
No disrespect to Busch or Truex. Sure, they’re in a position to win it. There are any number of fine drivers: Clint Bowyer, Kyle Larson, or even Johnson who can make a run. Kevin Harvick has something few others do. He knows how to win. Since 2014, Harvick has won 21 races. By comparison, Truex has 17 and Busch has also taken the checkered flag on 21 occasions.
You can tell me I’m wrong, but to me, there’s something the four team has that the eighteen does not. Yes, Busch is hugely talented. He’s a winner. What I see as a difference is a consistency in who has the better car every weekend. Confidence is huge it seems from here this team believes it can win every week. Don’t be surprised if Kevin Harvick wins 11-12 races this season. It’s not such as a far fetched notion.