Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Kevin Harvick at Homestead

Kevin Harvick talks about racing at Homestead-Miami Speedway: 

What's your approach going into Sunday's race at Homestead-Miami Speedway? "I think for us it's all about going down there and trying to get the best finish we can. Ideally, we'd love to repeat last weekend and close out the season with back-to-back wins, butoverall we want to run the best we can to end the season strong and finish as high as possible in the point standings." 

You've had a lot of strong runs at Homestead-Miami Speedway. What do you attribute that to? "It's been a good track for us. We were good on the flat surface, but have run well with the new configuration, too. Homestead has been one of those tracks we've been fortunate to go to where everything kind of fits the styles of the way our cars are built to run and my driving style. It's definitely been a good race track for us and we're looking forward to going down there and closing out the season strong this week."

How does Homestead-Miami Speedway fit your driving style? “It’s just unique. You can charge Turn 1 a little bit more than you can at most places, because as you get through the corner, the banking seems to get steeper all the way through, and you have options. You can run the top, you can run the bottom, you can run the middle, or you can split the middle-top or middle-bottom and make your car turn. It’s just a unique race track, and it seems to fit the guys that like to move around and make their cars work in different spots.”

Why is Homestead-Miami Speedway one of your favorite tracks? "Homestead is one of those race tracks that you don't know when it is going to stop aging. It seems like every time we return to the track it loses a little grip, which is a good thing. Since they repaved the track a few years back it has become one of my favorites. You can move all around trying to find a groove that works for you. There are a lot of different places where you can make your car work. For me it has been a lot of fun to race on."

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