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#1 by Cl11234566 , Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:38 am

CONCORD, N.C. - Happy Harvick has lived up to his nickname this season, and hopes the good times with new team Stewart-Haas Racing roll on at Charlotte.Kevin Harvick heads into the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night coming off a win and three top-10s in the last four races. He was in position to win last weeks All-Star race until a slow final pit stop caused him to finish second at Charlotte Motor Speedway.Now he goes into the Coca-Cola 600 looking for his third win in four years at NASCARs longest race of the season. Harvick won the 600-miler in 2011 and 2013, and feels hes got another shot with his new No. 4 Chevrolet.The first minute that I was in that car, I havent quit smiling, Harvick said. Its been so refreshing and so much fun to be part of that every day.Harvick, who won 23 races in 13 seasons driving for Richard Childress Racing, said theres something different and special about his new Rodney Childers-led crew. He praised Stewart-Haas, too.The bottom line is the organization from a whole has given us every resource that we have asked for, Harvick said. You never talk about money. Its just what do you need and how do we get it for you.Harvick broke through early to dominate at Phoenix for his first win with his new team, then went through some growing pains with four finishes of 36th or worse in his next five events. Things turned around at Darlington last month when Harvick outran Hendrick Motorsports stars Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson for the victory, and he hasnt slowed down since.Harvick credits much of the success to Childers, recruited by Stewart-Haas after two years as a crew chief at Michael Waltrip Racing. Childers and Harvick have connected over their desire to win, not just on race day, but during every practice session, tire test or pit stop.They all want to win and race for championships, Harvick said, and when you put (those) kind of people together with that determination, everybody pushes everybody else.Five things to watch during Sundays race:EYES ON KURT: Fans wont be the only ones watching Kurt Buschs try at the grueling, 1,100-mile double of the Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600. Buschs colleagues in NASCAR will be following very closely. Clint Bowyer said he cant wait to get up Sunday and watch the Indy 500 to see how Busch is doing. Fans are paying attention to that and were paying attention, everybody in this room and everybody in this garage area is paying attention to it, Bowyer said. Thats a big story for us.JOHNSONS SEASON: Its been a long, dry season for defending Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson, whos been winless this season through 11 races to match his longest drought, at the start of the 2003 season. But Johnson showed some signs hes ready to break back on top, collecting his first pole of the season for Sundays race. Johnson has had success at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a record-tying six previous wins including three in the Coca-Cola 600. If I win, then Im winning too much. If Im not winning, then its Why arent you winning? So I cant do it right either way. I learned a long time ago to not pay attention to the outside voices and influences and just worry about my race team, he said.SUPER DALE JR.: Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be running with Superman on his No. 88 machine as part of a multi-year sponsorship deal between Hendrick Motorsports and DC Comics. Earnhardt was asked what super power hed most like to have. Super-human strength would be the best one to have, I think. Being able to pick stuff up and throw it across the yard would be fun. You can impress your friends and show off for the ladies, he said.LONG, LONG RACE: In NASCARs longest event, it doesnt pay to take chances early on. Harvick said he keeps telling himself to stay patient because the extra 100-miles gives teams that much more time to get the car perfectly tuned for last stretch. Its also about nutrition, said Jamie McMurray: Its always about trying to get enough food in your system so that youre not hungry or feel week toward the end.MILITARY SALUTES: Few sports honour the military as well as NASCAR and expect another big show at Charlotte. Goodyear again will adorn its race tires with Salute Our Troops and will match funds up to $50,000 raised through charity auction. Tommy Baldwin Racing teams are also involved in a Salute The Troops letter writing initiative where people can send notes, cards and letters of thanks and support to military personnel. Count on flyovers and military vehicles, too. Replica Jordan 1 . Szabados joined the Southern Professional Hockey League team last week. The 27-year-old goaltender from Edmonton backstopped the Canadian womens hockey team to Olympic gold Feb. Jordan 1 White Outlet . Nine years later, he might have finally figured it out. He had only five rounds in the 60s in his previous eight trips. http://www.bestfakejordan1.com/cheap-jor...ite-outlet.html. The pair ended pointless droughts when they each scored two goals in a 6-4 victory over the Winnipeg Jets that halted a two-game losing skid for the Stars (15-11-5). Wholesale Jordan 1 Black China . -- The Atlanta Braves are facing the possibility of losing another pitcher for the season after general manager Frank Wren said Saturday that Cory Gearrin has a serious injury to his right elbow. Air Jordan 1 Chicago China . -- The Anaheim Ducks have signed left wing Dany Heatley to a one-year deal, returning the 33-year-old unrestricted free agent to the Pacific Division. NEW YORK -- Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos had surgery for a broken hamate bone in his left hand Wednesday and is expected to miss about four to six weeks. "Everything went well," Nationals manager Matt Williams said. "The nerves were not affected. Everything seems to be OK." Ramos, the teams No. 1 backstop, was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 1. Washington recalled switch-hitting catcher Sandy Leon from Triple-A Syracuse before the second game of the season against the New York Mets. Jose Lobaton was behind the plate Wednesday night, and Williams said choosing his starter at catcher will now be "a day-to-day process." Ramos batted cleanup on opening day and felt pain in his hand on a swing. He came out of the game in the seventh inning and was sent to see a hand specialist Tuesday before having surgery Wednesday in Baltimore. It was unclear if Ramos got hurt on a particular pitch or if the injury developed over time. "We dont know whether it started out as a stress fracture or what," Williams said. "Its rough to go through something like that, but what can you do now except rehab? Hes focused on that." The 26-year-old Rammos batted .dddddddddddd272 with 16 home runs and 59 RBIs in only 287 at-bats over 78 games last season. He missed 59 games with a hamstring injury. After finishing fourth in 2011 NL Rookie of the Year voting, Ramos has had a difficult time staying healthy. He played only 25 games in 2012 because of a right knee injury that required two operations. In a much more serious matter, Ramos was kidnapped in his native Venezuela and held for 51 hours in November 2011 before government forces freed him. Fortunately, he was given a clean bill of health after the ordeal. "He worked really hard in spring. He worked really hard all winter. You know, even outside of baseball its been rough on him. So I feel for him," Williams said. "When he does play, when hes healthy, its really, really good. "Something like this you cant plan for. It happens. So all we can do is get him back as soon as we can get him back and well go from there." Williams said the Nationals considered keeping Leon on the big league roster at the end of camp. "Sandy certainly played well in spring training," Williams said. "I first and foremost love his defensive prowess. I think its important for our club." ' ' '

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