NASCAR AMERICA: A well-deserved title for Kevin Harvick (VIDEO)

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Kevin Harvick always had the speed. It was just everything else that was the problem.

As mechanical issues and pit road botches cost the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing team one win after another over the regular season, it was getting harder and harder to see Harvick as a legitimate contender for this year’s Sprint Cup title.

But Harvick and SHR kept at it. A crew swap with teammate/boss Tony Stewart seemed to stabilize the pit road issue. And then the luck finally turned at the most opportune time: The Chase.

A win at Charlotte propelled Harvick into the Eliminator Round, and in that round’s finale at Phoenix, Harvick won to ensure himself a place in the championship battle at Homestead.

Then, Harvick did it again in the biggest race of the season with a victory that gave the 4 camp a title in its very first season of existence.

All in all, the crown was a well-deserved one for them. NASCAR AMERICA’s Rick Allen and Kyle Petty discuss in the clip above.