Stewart-Hass racing team is apparently back to their old ways after a year to forget in the 2021 season with Kevin Harvick finishing runner up to Denny Hamlin at Richmond Raceway.
Kevin Harvick was not shy in his post race interview that he was trying to move Denny Hamlin for the victory on the final lap of the Toyota Owners 400.
The 2014 Cup Series Champion secured his best finish in the 2022 Cup Series season, finishing P2 to Joe Gibbs Racing No. 11 Denny Hamlin.
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“I wanted to be close enough with the white (flag) to just take a swipe at him, but the lapped cars kind of got in the way and I lost a little bit of ground,” Harvick said.
“We kept chipping away at it and they had the right strategy to win the race and just wound up one short,” he said. “We finally had a day where nothing went wrong. Cars have been fast. Had a shot there at the end.”
Harvick said Sunday Toyota Owners 400 was the first clean day of racing of the 2022 season. The 46-y-o went on to say that if not for the lapped cars he would have had a go at leader Denny Hamlin.
“It was really the first clean day that we’ve had all year. The cars have been fast and [we] had a shot there at the end. the lapped cars kind of got in the way and I lost a little bit of ground.
“ Still, it’s a great day for us and hopefully a little bit of momentum in a positive direction,” Kevin Harvick said.