Harvick Makes Good Case as Daytona Favorite

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Can anyone beat Kevin Harvick in Sunday’s Daytona 500?

After watching Harvick win both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Sprint Unlimited on Saturday night and the first Budweiser Duel qualifying race Thursday, it’s clear that “Happy” has the dominant car for Speedweeks' premier race on Sunday (Noon ET on FOX).

The No. 29 Richard Childress Racing team dialed in the car during cool conditions for the Unlimited and again on Thursday when temperatures rose by 30 degrees to the mid-70s at Daytona International Speedway. Despite the dramatic changes in the track and starting the 60-lap race with his car a little loose, Harvick described his car as “manageable.”

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