BROOKLYN, Michigan – Kevin Harvick takes the “runner-up is the first loser” adage from Talladega Nights pretty serious.
Harvick started from the pole in Sunday’s Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway, but ultimately finished second to race winner Jimmie Johnson.
It was Harvick’s third runner-up finish of the season, all coming in the last five races.
Needless to say, Harvick was not very happy in his post-race media appearance. His responses were short, to the point and it was pretty clear being in the MIS media center was the last place he wanted to be.
When asked to assess his race, Harvick replied:
“The car was fast, just wound up on the wrong side of all the strategies. We finished second, and that’s it.”
When asked his thoughts about how Hendrick Motorsports motors dominated the race, powering six of the top-eight finishers, including Johnson and himself, Harvick was even more brief:
“I think it’s pretty obvious, right? It’s self-explanatory. Good question.”
And with that, the first loser of Sunday’s race was gone.
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