Are stars aligned for Kevin Harvick win at Pocono?
Are the stars aligned for a Kevin Harvick win at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., on Monday or whenever the Pennsylvania 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race is official? I don’t really believe in astrology, weird full-moon occurrences and the such, or at least I don’t think I do, but there are a lot of eery coincidences between the June race at Pocono and the Sunday-turned-Monday Pennsylvania 400 that may be pointing to a potential Pocono win for the driver of the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet.
First, rewind back to that aforementioned June race at Pocono. That race was rain-delayed until Monday. When that race finally did take place, Kurt Busch won with a substitute crew chief, as regular crew chief, Tony Gibson, was suspended by NASCAR for a lug nut issue the previous race weekend.
Okay, now fast-forward back to the present. Harvick’s crew chief Rodney Childers is serving a one-race suspension for a lug nut issue from last weekend’s Brickyard 400, ahem, Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard.
What a coincidence; the race missed by Harvick’s crew chief because of a lug nut suspension is Pocono. Beginning to sound familiar?
Let’s review; when Busch won with a fill-in crew chief at Pocono back in June, what day of the week was it? Monday. And why was his crew chief, Gibson, suspended? a lug nut issue.
Oh, and have I pointed out yet that Busch and Harvick are Stewart-Haas Racing teammates? If I didn’t before, there it is.
Kind of eery, isn’t it? What would really be eery would be a Harvick win on Monday.