NASCAR’s new qualifying knockout format—not to mention the quality of his race cars—certainly agrees with Kevin Harvick.
Fastest in the qualifying round that counted, the final five-minute session on Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Harvick put his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet on the pole for Sunday night’s Oral-B USA 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race with a lap at 190.398 mph.
The pole was Harvick’s sixth of the season, matching the total he accumulated in the first 13 seasons of his Sprint Cup career. It was Harvick’s first pole at the 1.54-mile intermediate speedway, following top qualifying efforts at Darlington, Kansas, Michigan, Indianapolis and Bristol earlier this year.
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