Harvick bemoans miscues that cost him wins

Kevin Harvick finished 4th Sunday. (Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick finished 4th Sunday. (Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick finished 4th Sunday. (Getty Images)

LOUDON, N.H. – Kevin Harvick left Loudon with a chip on his shoulder – and justifiably so.

In Sunday’s race at the Magic Mile, Harvick would gain positions on the track, only to lose them on pit road.

On the opening run, he drove from eighth to fourth, only to have a glitch with a tire changer’s air gun drop him back to 11th for a restart on Lap 41.

On the long green-flag run that followed, Harvick advanced to fourth again but trouble with the left rear during a stop under caution on Lap 101 sent him back to 11th again for a restart on lap 109. During the balance of the race, Harvick ran as high as second but never led a lap.

At the finish, the 2014 series champion was fourth — and he was fuming.

“I’m disgusted, to tell you the truth,” Harvick said. “It’s the same thing every week. We just make mistake after mistake, and until we clean that up we don’t have a chance to win races, putting ourselves in a hole every time we make a mistake.

“It sucks, because the cars are plenty fast, but we are just not executing.”

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