Bad brake for Harvick

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 09: Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John's Chevrolet, leads Martin Truex Jr. , driver of the #78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet , during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 9, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 09:  Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John's Chevrolet, leads Martin Truex Jr. , driver of the #78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet , during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 9, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 09: Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John’s Chevrolet, leads Martin Truex Jr. , driver of the #78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet , during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 9, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS — Kevin Harvick looked like a potential race winner until an issue with the left front hub and brakes forced him to the garage at the 200-lap mark Sunday.

Having won last week at Phoenix, Harvick was philosophical about the issue that had cost him a chance at consecutive victories.

“It’s hard to complain,” said Harvick, who led 23 laps before the issue with the hub relegated him to a 41st-place finish, 30 laps down. “These guys on this Jimmy John’s Chevrolet have given me cars that are good every week.”

In his first season with Stewart-Haas Racing and with crew chief Rodney Childers, Harvick and his team are still learning.

“Just a little parts failure there and just we’ll figure out the cause of it and try to just keep that from happening,” Harvick said. “Every week is a new notebook for us. I really think, as we get established and get some foundation for our set-ups and just the little things this, team is going to be dangerous.”

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