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At the close of Kevin Harvick’s victory speech at the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Awards last December, the new series champion talked about the mantra of his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing team: “I believe that we will win.”
“I would yell ‘I believe’ and those crazy guys in the back would yell ‘that we will win,’ and believe it or not, it worked,” he said at the time. “I sincerely hope everyone here has the chance to experience that same sense of support and belief of being part of a team.
“If it can happen to a kid from Bakersfield, it can happen to anyone – you just have to have the support of a team that believes in you.”
Harvick certainly has that in the No. 4 team, which is led by crew chief Rodney Childers. And as they prepare to defend their title in 2015, Childers has made sure their motto will remain with the team by putting it on the door of their hauler.
For more of Harvick and Childers’ thoughts about the upcoming season, head over here.
A conclusion to the protection order hearing involving former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kurt Busch is getting closer.
Jon Offredo of the Wilmington (Del.) News Journal reports that closing arguments in the hearing are expected to be filed today by attorneys.
Busch’s ex-girlfriend, Patricia Driscoll, has alleged that Busch assaulted her in his motorhome during last September’s NASCAR race weekend at Dover International Speedway.
She not only seeks a protection order against Busch, but also wants him to undergo a psychiatric evaluation and another one from a domestic violence treatment agency.
Earlier this month, Busch again denied Driscoll’s charges and also made national headlines when he testified that Driscoll was a trained assassin. Driscoll responded to Busch’s claims by saying he took his testimony from a movie script she had been developing for the better part of a decade, and that he needed counseling for alcoholism and depression.
The hearing also had a witness testify that Driscoll said she would “destroy” Busch in a conversation between them after the incident allegedly took place.
Following the end of testimony, Busch would not discuss his legal woes while in attendance at the Chili Bowl Nationals. But during last week’s NASCAR Media Tour in Charlotte, he reasserted his claims by telling reporters that “what I said was under oath.”
The Delaware Attorney General’s office has had the Dover (Del.) Police Department’s investigation report for several weeks now. It has not yet decided on whether it will pursue charges against Busch.