Stewart-Haas Racing driver Kevin Harvick was recently interviewed on his opinion about NASCAR possibly returning to the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Last Friday at WWT Raceway in St.Louis , the 46-y-o was asked if he thought the top flight racing witness at Las Vegas, Charlotte and Auto Club Speedway this season was enough evidence for NASCAR to consider heading back to the oval at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
It’s reported that NASCAR is eyeing a return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, however SHR Kevin Harvick is not on the same page as the organization when it comes to racing on road courses with Next-Gen.
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“It could be the greatest race on earth. What is the real ingredient that made Charlotte so much better than Texas? I don’t know. I don’t think anybody knows. You just have to do it,” Harvick said. “I think that would be the only way you would find out.
“It is kind of a stumper to try to figure out exactly what the ingredients are that make a good race or a bad race and what tracks are good and what tracks are bad. I wish somebody could tell me because I would have bet a million dollars last week that Charlotte was going to be horrendous.
“Then all of a sudden we are running up on a part of the race track that we haven’t run in five or six years. I have quit trying to guess what my car is going to drive like, what race is going to be good, what race is going to be bad, because there is no rhyme or reason to it.”
Kevin Harvick admits he’s not a fan when it comes to racing on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and says that he doesn’t enjoy it at all Harvick also added that it is dishonorable to the sport.
“I hate driving into the Brickyard and driving backward down the straightaway and driving the road course, I think it is terrible for our sport and almost degrading to a certain degree that you take the best racing series in the country and take it to what most would consider one of the greatest race tracks in the world but race on the road course,” said Kevin Harvick.
Harvick ended by saying that the decision making isn’t in his reach but by NASCAR.
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