When Kevin Harvick's No. 29 Chevrolet received damage in an accident involving Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Burton on Lap 134 of Sunday's Amp Energy Juice 500 at Talladega, it appeared as if all hope was lost for the Richard Childress Racing team to salvage a great finish.
Even though Talladega Superspeedway may be the easiest track to gain and lose positions in the blink of an eye, even the slightest of damage to the front of a car may prove fatal for one's hopes of having a successful day.
Due to the impressive work by the No. 29 crew on the front end of the car, however, Harvick was able to move through the pack in the later stages of the race, coming just inches short of winning his third consecutive restrictor-plate race.
While Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin continue their tight points battle, here are five reasons why Kevin Harvick should not be dismissed from contention for the 2010 Sprint Cup title.