Kevin Harvick got eliminated from the 2022 playoff after failing to secure championship points above the cut line. He had Kyle Busch, Austin Dillon, and Tyler Reddick for company. Harvick’s failure to match the success he had in the latter part of the regular season was the main reason for his exit.
Kevin Harvick was able to finish inside the Top 10 only once, in Bristol, in the third round of 16 races. The No:4 SHR Mustang failed him in the first two races and the pit stop mishap in Bristol ended his championship dreams.
Though eliminated, the veteran remains motivated to fight for wins in the remaining seven races. He can also guide his teammate Chase Briscoe, who is making his Round 12 debut. Harvick, in his latest interaction with the media, has expressed his views on what keeps him motivated as he strive for wins even though he isn’t in the race for the championship.
Find out what Kevin Harvick said
Kevin Harvick acknowledged that since his high school years, his philosophy is “it’s OK to not be good, but it’s not OK to quit.” He pointed out that he doesn’t want to let himself down by not giving a 100 per cent. Harvick wants to grind hard every second he puts in.
“That’s just something from when I wrestled in high school and raced our Late Models, it was always pounded into my head that it’s OK to not be good, but it’s not OK to quit. It’s never OK to not give it 100 percent. It’s never OK to quit grinding away for every single second of whatever it is you’re doing because you’re letting yourself down,” Kevin Harvick said.
Kevin Harvick pointed out that in NASCAR if you are letting yourself down you are letting your whole team down. He said, “And in this deal, you’re not only letting yourself down, you’re letting your whole team down,”.
Kevin Harvick added, one has to improve every day. His words ‘Evolve or die,’ resonate more this year than in the past.
“Every day is different. Every day you have to find something to improve on and it’s a constant improvement. There’s a saying that we live by and it’s, ‘Evolve or die,’ and this year that saying has never been more relevant,” added Kevin Harvick.
Do you think Kevin Harvick will get into the victory lane once more before the season ends?