Can a lame duck fly?

DOVER, DE - MAY 31: Kevin Harvick, driver of the #29 Jimmy John's Chevrolet, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway on May 31, 2013 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images)
DOVER, DE - MAY 31:  Kevin Harvick, driver of the #29 Jimmy John's Chevrolet, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway on May 31, 2013 in Dover, Delaware.  (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images)
DOVER, DE – MAY 31: Kevin Harvick, driver of the #29 Jimmy John’s Chevrolet, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway on May 31, 2013 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images)

DOVER, Del. –Having picked up his second victory of the season in the Coca-Cola 600, Kevin Harvick is all but a lock to qualify for the Chase in his final season with Richard Childress Racing.

Conventional wisdom says it’s difficult, if not impossible, for a driver to win a championship as a lame duck, but Harvick isn’t letting that deter him.

“Right now, we’re just racing on a week-to-week basis, and the performance of the cars has been good,” said Harvick, who will move to Stewart-Haas Racing in 2014. “We’ve been able to get to Victory Lane four times — two points races — so I think we’re in a good position to contend for it.

“Everybody is focused on the job and task at hand to be able to put ourselves in position to try to do that. I don’t see why not.”

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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for Examiner.com and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.