NASCAR: 10 Observations After 1/4 Of The Season

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Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Harvick Is Primed To Defend His Championship

Kevin Harvick came out of nowhere in 2014 after he joined SHR following the 2013 season. Harvick wasn’t a slouch before moving over to SHR in 2014 but he also wasn’t considered a serious threat to win a championship. After winning his first title in 2014 the obvious question became whether or not Harvick would be up for defending his title in 2015.

Through nine races the answer to that question is a resounding yes.

Harvick has dominated the first 1/4 of the 2015 season to the tune of two wins and seven top-two finishes in nine races. Harvick’s worst finish of the season is 38th (his only finish outside of the top-10) and that came after he wrecked while leading the race. Harvick’s two wins have secured his spot in the chase and there is no reason to believe that he won’t win a few more time before the chase begins.

Harvick has been the model of consistency this season and at this point it seems like it’s his title to lose.