In the present NASCAR playoffs system, the significance of each race is equally excessive. A win can put a driver straight in the subsequent spherical, however it’s nonetheless vital to do nicely in different races of that spherical. So, drivers take a look at tracks and anticipate extra from themselves at sure venues. But that isn’t the case with this season’s finest driver, Kevin Harvick.
The second spherical of the playoffs has a few difficult tracks in the Talladega Superspeedway and The Roval at Charlotte.
While drivers tend to push simply that additional bit at tracks the place they’re comfy, to have a security web earlier than the troublesome tracks method, Harvick’s focus is simply in the current second.
Sep 19, 2020; Bristol, Tennessee, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick (4) leads Kyle Busch (18) throughout the Nascar Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports activitiesWhat Kevin Harvick believes helps him mentally
“I think for us, you just don’t want to read anything that’s happening in the sport, honestly, at this particular time of the year. You just want to keep your mind as clear as possible,” Harvick mentioned after his win at Bristol, on Saturday.
“We’ve made a decision of how we want to think and what we want to talk about and pay attention to, and it’s us. I know that sounds selfish, but the thing that I can tell you is it’s way less mentally exhausting than worrying about where you need to have a good race and where you need to have a bad race,” Harvick added.
Harvick gained his ninth NASCAR Cup Series race this season and revealed the mindset that has been the key to his success.
Aug 23, 2020; Dover, Delaware, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick (4) celebrates successful the Drydene 311 at Dover International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY SportsTaking issues sooner or later at a time
“It’s how do we get the most out of this week, and once you start the race, it’s okay. What do we need to do to our car, are we good, are we bad, where do we need to work and just try to be productive and proactive of thinking towards what we need to do next,” Harvick expressed.
The 44-year-outdated believes that overthinking stops him from focusing on different vital points throughout a race weekend.
He is one race win away from being simply the first driver since Jimmie Johnson in 2007 to win 10 NASCAR Cup Series races in a single season.