Just a few weeks ago, everyone was wondering when - or if - Kevin Harvick was going to make it back to victory lane in a NASCAR Cup Series race in 2019.
Now, he's got two wins under his belt and is carrying a lot of momentum into the Playoffs.
On this week's edition of the Hard Left Turn podcast, Brandon Reed, Pete McCole and Amy Henderson review the news and views out of the race weekend Michigan International Speedway, including:
-Kevin Harvick gets better fuel mileage than everyone else, and turns that into his second win of the season.
-If the aero package in the Cup Series is so great, why do they need to put traction compound on the tracks to make better racing?
-Jimmie Johnson has another bad day - and this one puts him firmly outside the Playoffs with three races to go.
-Clint Bowyer also has a bad day, and will have to fight his way into the Playoffs.
-And our intrepid trio previews this weekend's action at Bristol.
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FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2012, file photo, driver Tony Stewart throws his helmet at Matt Kenseth's car after the two collided during a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn. The track forever marketed itself as a raging tempest for drivers to lose their cool and explode in aggressive anger. Jeff Gordon once shoved Matt Kenseth, Tony Stewart threw a helmet, middle fingers are the common form of communication, and tempers are typically teetering right at the boiling point. (Earl Neikirk/Bristol Herald Courier via AP, File)
Kevin Harvick crosses the finish line to win a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Jimmie Johnson, center, talks with Clint Bowyer, left, during practice for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Clint Bowyer watches qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Kevin Harvick's son, Keelan, runs with the winners flag after a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Pete McCole (left), Brandon Reed (center) and Amy Henderson (right) stand in the infield at Charlotte Motor Speedway prior to the 2019 Coca-Cola 600.
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