NASCAR Revokes Kevin Harvick’s Automatic Berth in the Championship 4

On Wednesday (11/07), NASCAR issued a 40 point penalty to Kevin Harvick after his race winning car was found to have an illegal spoiler during technical inspection at the NASCAR Research and Development Center. The penalty revokes Harvick’s automatic berth into the championship race at Homestead, and his crew chief Rodney Childers will serve a two race penalty. It is reported that Stewart-Haas Racing will not appeal the penalty, and that Tony Gibson will take over as interim crew chief.

Harvick now sits in 4th place, three points above the cutline, going into the cut-off race for the Round of 8 at Phoenix on Sunday.

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– story by John Saunders, Jr.
Concord, North Carolina


Round of 8 as of 11/07/2018

1. Kyle Busch @ 4128 points
2. Martin Truex, Jr. (-3)
3. Joey Logano (-9)  ***advanced to Championship 4 with win
4. Kevin Harvick (-25)

5. Kurt Busch (-28)
6. Chase Elliott (-42)
7. Aric Almirola (-60)
8. Clint Bowyer (-76)

For the complete driver standings, please visit the official page on

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