Kevin Harvick won the Busch Pole Award for Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series regular-season finale at the Daytona International Speedway. This win comes in the wake of an astonishing performance in the second race of a Dover doubleheader.
The new NASCAR qualifying formula is being utilized for the third race in the Cup Series at Daytona later this week. It is Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick who secures the pole position with the assistance of this new equation, yet again.
In the previous Cup series races since NASCAR’s return, the grid lineups were determined by draws. However, the new structure builds on execution from both individual races and season results, as opposed to leaving it to chance with random draws.
NASCAR’s new formula provides a competitive touch to the starting formation. It considers completing the finishing position from the past race (weighted half), positioning in group owner points (35%), and the quickest lap from the past race (15%).
Martin Truex Jr, in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, will fill out the front row of the grid alongside Harvick.
Kevin Harvick dominated Sunday’s Drydene 311. The stupefying exhibition prompted Harvick’s seventh success. Sunday’s success additionally was the 700th Cup Series win for Ford and Harvick’s 56th Cup Series win. In addition, it tied him with Cup Series Champion Kyle Busch for ninth on the successes list.
NASCAR reports, “With Denny (Hamlin) winning yesterday, we needed to win today and we need all the points we can get,” Harvick said after recording his seventh victory of 2020.
“I think as you look at these playoffs you never know what to expect. But I know that as we go week to week we will give it all we have. I am just really proud.”