Kevin Harvick prasises NASCAR’s efforts to ensure safe and interesting racing for the teams, drivers, and fans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
It has been almost a year since NASCAR got affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the first race at Phoenix has been the last one before the pause. Kevin Harvick spoke about how the sport had changed under those extreme circumstances.
“The biggest thing that stands out to me is the fact that in general as a sport we’ve done a really good job of navigating and adapting to our environment and doing the things that we need to do to put on a race and a show and, obviously, you’re seeing fans back in the stands.”, Harvick says. “I think our sport’s been a leader on a lot of those types of things.”
The Stewart-Haas Racing driver also adds that the pandemic has helped try out some new idea: “I think from the team’s standpoint and the sport’s we’ve definitely been able to try a lot of things that we probably wouldn’t have tried if it wasn’t for COVID.”
“In a really, really bad scenario we are going to come out of this with a lot of ideas and have tried a lot of things that we might not have necessarily tried if it was a normal year”, he adds.
In last year’s races at Phoenix Raceway Kevin Harvick finished 2nd and 7th respectively. He will start Sunday’s race 18th.