FORT WORTH -- Kevin Harvick hasn't won a Sprint Cup race since last year's Daytona 500. Three years ago, such a drought would be cause for blasting teammates, bosses, NASCAR officials and anyone else who dared cross him.
These days, Harvick is quietly finishing in the top five most
weeks and settling in at number two in the points as he pursues an
elusive series championship.
His time as a team owner is part of the answer.
The man who stepped into Dale Earnhardt's ride after the
legendary driver's death struggled with the role of replacing a
Harvick had an early handle on the winning part, getting three
of his 11 career victories as a rookie in the top series.
During a recent media session in Texas, there weren't any
questions about Harvick's Sprint Cup victory drought, which is up
to 41 races.
He could become the first five-time winner at Texas Motor
Speedway this weekend after four previous Nationwide Series
Most of the questions were about ownership, and temperament.
Harvick smiled a lot and was quick to call himself a "grouch."
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