While Team Penske and Joe Gibbs Racing have been strong lately in Martinsville, Stewart-Haas Racing has been the next best. All four of their cars came away with top 10 finishes back in March with being 6-7-9-10 in fact.
With only Kevin Harvick being playoff eligible, he’s the top choice to win amongst them. The problem is, he’s still searching for his first Grandfather clock. Harvick, only has two top five finishes at Martinsville since 2012, both coming in his last four starts though. In fact, his last four finishes on the paperclip have been fifth, fifth, 10th and sixth respectively.
He’s just missing something in comparison to JGR and Penske and even Hendrick Motorsports in fact.
Harvick knows that this likely isn’t his best shot of winning this round. The next two races are. With where he stands in the playoff standings and knowing that three drivers can make it to Homestead on wins and leave only one spot open for a wildcard, a solid top 10 would suffice for the SHR driver to ensure he can be the one that grabs that wildcard position if he can’t win.