By Joseph Wolkin
Kevin Harvick is leading the charge for Stewart-Haas Racing once again this year. With the move to Ford, he hopes to bring the team another championship.
It’s been a solid season thus far for you guys after the move to Ford. How would you evaluate your year?
“It could’ve been a season to forget, for sure, but we’ve been fortunate to be competitive. Obviously, we would always like to win more races, get into Victory Lane and be in contention by doing all the things we’ve done all year. It makes me really proud of all the great people we have working at Stewart-Haas Racing. It’s a huge credit to Stewart-Haas and Ford for putting forth the effort that they have to maintain the elements and do the things we need to do to switch manufacturers, but to also race well at the same time is a huge challenge.”
What are your expectations for the playoffs?
“Martin [Truex Jr.] has just had a phenomenal year. As you look at the things they’ve done, they’re definitely the car to beat and have been all year. We’ve been working hard to get our best stuff ready for the playoffs, and that’s kind of what it is. You have to go from there, race and see how it all shakes out. Definitely winning the championship in 2014, that’s the expectation. That’s what you want to go out and do.”