Drivers look for redemption as NASCAR heads to Phoenix

Kevin Harvick will start seventh Sunday. (Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick will start seventh Sunday. (Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick will start seventh Sunday. (Getty Images)

One down, 35 to go. After the pageantry, and the hype of Speedweeks and the season opening Daytona 500 the season’s second stop at the one mile Phoenix International Raceway looms.

One driver heads here looking for redemption and based on recent history he may just find it in Sunday’s Subway Fresh Fit 500.

Kevin Harvick looked to be the driver to beat during Speedweeks; he won the Sprint Unlimited as well as his Duel qualifying race on Thursday. All signs pointed to him being the driver to beat in Sunday’s Daytona 500. It wasn’t to be however as Harvick was swept up in an accident. He now heads to Phoenix with the confidence that comes from being the series most recent winner. Harvick scored the win, the second time the series raced on the reconfigured and repaved oval, last November and looks to add another win to the three he has on his resume. MORE>>>

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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 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.