Kevin Harvick says that winning a Championship today is different from how Dale Earnhart and Richard Petty did in the past.
The 2014 Champion is one of the main contenders to win the Championship this season. He leads the wins chart in the regular-season with 7 wins. However, even with his consistency throughout the regular season, he still has a lot to do to win his second championship. Speaking about the nature of wins in recent time, Harvick said:
“Winning a championship today isn’t how (Dale) Earnhardt and (Richard) Petty did it. I think it’s a much different style of winning a championship than what it used to be.
“When you look at the point standings from this year, you see why the playoffs were put into effect in trying to make sure that we had an intriguing 10 weeks of racing as we went toward the end of the year. It’s very difficult to get yourself to the last race of the season and be one of those four cars and trying to be able to race for let alone win a championship.
“It’s very difficult to put yourself in that position and once you get there be able to put everything together against the other three guys on one particular day, especially when it’s been at the same race track (Homestead-Miami Speedway) every season that we’ve gone about it this way.”
The regular-season champion will go into the playoffs with 57 playoff points.