Published On: Sun, Apr 8th, 2018

Kevin Harvick: Freaky Fast Start

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup SeriesShould Kevin Harvick win Sunday’s race, he would become only the fourth driver in NASCAR’s modern era to earn four trophies within the first seven races of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.

A win at Texas – where Harvick has only one trophy in 30 previous starts – would tie him with NASCAR Hall of Famers Bill Elliott and Richard Petty, who accomplished the feat in 1992 and 1975, respectively.

The late seven-time Cup champion Dale Earnhardt set the standard for fast starts, winning five of the first seven events in 1987. His six wins through the opening 10 races that year is the all-time best mark. Jimmie Johnson won four of the season’s first 10 races in 2007.

Harvick’s lone win at Texas came in the Monster Energy Series Playoff race there last November. He won the Busch Pole position for the spring race in 2017. He has top-10 finishes in the last seven races at the track – including back-to-back runner-up showings in 2014-15.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

Next Race: O’Reilly Auto Parts 500

The Place: Texas Motor Speedway

The Date: Sunday, April 8

The Time: 2 p.m. ET

TV: FS1, 2 p.m. ET

Radio: PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

Distance: 501 miles (334 laps); Stage 1 (Ends on Lap 85),

Stage 2 (Ends on Lap 170), Final Stage (Ends on Lap 334)

Source & Image Credit: NASCAR

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