Kansas Could be the Right Place for Kevin Harvick's Turnaround? Predictions and Odds

Sitting through a 12-race drought is unusual for Kevin Harvick. The 2014 champion arrives at one of his best tracks trying to get things going in 2019.

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What: Digital Ally 400

Where: Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, KS

When: Saturday, May 11th at 7:30 PM EST

How: FS1 (TV) | Motor Racing Network (Web radio)

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Uncharted Territory for Kevin Harvick

Since his breakout season in 2010, Kevin Harvick has established himself as a perennial contender.

The 2014 Cup Series champion only finished outside the top 3 in the final standings twice during that span.

Long stretches without a win have been rather unusual for the Stewart-Haas driver.

His longest career winless streak happened between his maiden Daytona 500 victory in 2007 and the 2010 Talladega spring race.

Harvick has won at least once every year since then.

His longest drought since then came between the 2011 summer race at Richmond and the 2012 autumn race at Phoenix.

Kevin Harvick is currently on pace to match his second longest winless streak since joining Stewart-Haas Racing.

The driver of the #4 car got off to a cold start in 2017, his first win coming 16 races into the season.

With five rounds from the 2016 season added, his drought back then stopped at 21 races.

Harvick's current streak is at 12 races.

He did come close at Las Vegas, scoring the pole and leading the most laps before dropping to fourth towards the end.

The Stewart-Haas driver scored another pole at Richmond but ultimately finished fourth.

His best results this season are five 4th place finishes.

He currently sits seventh in laps led.


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Why Kansas Comes at the Right Time for Harvick

The 1.5 mile Kansas oval is one of Kevin Harvick's best tracks.

The 2014 champion is tied with Jimmie Johnson for the most wins with three.

Harvick's first victory at the track came in 2013, his last year with Richard Childress Racing.

Things have only improved since the move to Stewart-Haas Racing.

Kevin Harvick swept both pole-positions in 2014 during the title-winning campaign.

He then put together an impressive run of three consecutive second-place finishes at the spring race.

A third place followed before eventually winning last year's edition.

Harvick also added another win during the 2016 playoffs.

In impressive fashion, he has yet to finish outside the spring race top 3 since moving to the #4 car.

Overall, his numbers at Kansas with Stewart-Haas are two wins, four pole-positions, six top 5 and seven top 10 finishes in 10 races.

Looking at those stats, it's easy to realize that Kansas offers the perfect opportunity to end the early slide.

It should be noted that the problem most likely lies within Stewart-Hass Racing.

The Ford powerhouse is still looking for its first race win of this season.

The team's best result was a runner-up finish by Clint Bowyer at Texas.

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