Kevin Harvick: The All-Star Race Sucks
Kevin Harvick had a pretty good year for Richard Childress Racing, making the Chase as the 11th driver in the standings. He finished up the year as sixth in the Chase standings, 256 points behind Jimmie Johnson. Harvick ran well at the Ford 400 in Homestead, finishing second to Carl Edwards. Problem is Harvick and everyone else was already so far behind the points leader — Jimmie Johnson — that the race was practically meaningless. That’s why host Peter Brown said on Sporting News Radio that everyone loves the All-Star race, because it comes down to just one race — not an accumulation of points. Apparently everyone loves it with the exception of Kevin Harvick, who told Brown differently in an interview:
I think the All-Star race sucks. I think it has absolutely no meaning to anything that we do all year. There’s no points for it and you spend the same amount of money to go out race in a race that has absolutely no meaning. Everybody throws caution to the wind and takes a good chance of tearing everything up including themselves.
Harvick’s known for being a feisty one on the track, so to hear him make that comment really isn’t all that surprising. Thing is, how is the NASCAR All-Star race any different from an All-Star event in any other sport? They’re all spectacles purely for the fans, only this is more dangerous.