NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: TUMS Fast Relief 500
Topics: TUMS Fast Relief 500
October 24, 2010
KERRY THARP: Let's roll right into our post race for today's race. Our third-place finisher, currently third in points, is Kevin Harvick. He drives the No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing.
Kevin, you have to be pleased with your performance out there today. You contended for the win. You sliced 15 points off of Jimmie Johnson's lead.
KEVIN HARVICK: That's what we have to do. Coming into this race, no one gave us a chance to even run anywhere towards the front. So it's nice to come here, get the finishes we feel like we deserve, that we've run well over the last few years, just hadn't got the finishes to show for it.
Great day for us. Everybody did a great job on pit road and in the pits, doing everything they had to do to keep the car up front.
KERRY THARP: Questions for Kevin.
Q. Kevin, Denny just said that he was watching you and Jeff go after each other, hoping you used up your stuff. Does the thought process ever enter into your mind as teammates not to use each other up?
KEVIN HARVICK: I didn't see any bent fenders or contact, so I think it was fine.
Q. Kevin, how close were you to hitting that home run you said you probably needed to hit on Friday?
KEVIN HARVICK: We came pretty close. I mean, coming here and getting our first top five, beating the 48, being in contention to win was pretty close to a home run.
Q. Kevin, we heard what you said on TV about Bowyer's pit crew. Talk about how that went today? Did that make you more relaxed?
KEVIN HARVICK: Yeah, I didn't have any to do's with how it all went down or anything like that. That was something that they handled internally at the shop.
Clint is obviously doing everything he can to try to help us win the championship. It's just unbelievable the stops that those guys had on pit road today. Makes life a lot easier.
Q. What was going on with you and Burton? At some point you have to look at the big picture, say we don't need to be doing this, just worry about the points?
KEVIN HARVICK: We were just racing.
KERRY THARP: Thank you, Kevin. Congratulations. See you at Talladega.
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