Although Kevin Harvick has secured himself a position in the NASCAR Monster Energy Championship race at Homestead, he has a little extra incentive to pull out a victory at Phoenix this weekend.
Harvick is the all-time wins leader at Phoenix, with eight wins during his career on the one mile track. A ninth victory at the Phoenix International Raceway would put him on a who’s who list of racing royalty. He’d be joining the ranks of Rusty Wallace, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, David Pearson, Cale Yarborough, Darrell Waltrip, Dale Earnhardt, and Richard Petty. To say any driver would be honored to be mentioned among that company, would be an understatement.
Petty has nine or more wins on six different tracks, with 15 wins at Martinsville. Earnhardt has nine or more wins at four tracks, with 10 wins coming at Talladega. Waltrip has nine or more wins at three tracks, while Yarborough, Pearson, and Johnson each have nine or more wins at two tracks. Gordon and Wallace round out the bunch with nine or more wins each at a single track. And if all goes well this weekend, Harvick will be added to that latter group.