Kevin Harvick: Not here for points, just want to win

first_imgDover, Del. — Kevin Harvick did everything right — until a fluke occurrence on pit road cost him a chance to win Sunday’s Gander Outdoors 400 at Dover International Speedway.Harvick had led 286 of the first 321 laps before a lug nut knocked the valve stem off his left rear tire during a green-flag tire change. Harvick had to return to pit road two laps later and lost a lap in the process.Though he eventually regained the lost lap as the highest-scored lap car under caution for debris on Lap 339, Harvick couldn’t climb higher than sixth place before the race ended in overtime with Chase Elliott the winner.RELATED: Results | Playoff standingsHarvick did manage to dodge a late wreck that collected five less-fortunate playoff drivers.“We were just lucky there and wound up dodging and weaving and being in the right place, so maybe that makes up for the bad luck on losing the race with an absolute dominant car,” Harvick said.Harvick won the first and second stages of the race and left the Monster Mile with the series lead — by five points over Kyle Busch. But that was little consolation after Sunday’s disappointment.“I don’t really care about points,” Harvick said. “I’d rather win.”MORE: Harvick sweeps opening stages at Doverlast_img