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Teammates Collide on Pit Road Early Ultimately Costing Both Victory at Pocono

“No individual can win a game by himself.” – Pele

Stewart-Haas Racing has been a strong force to be reckoned with this year, whether it be with Kevin Harvick dominating a few races or one of the other cars having a strong run up front. The organization has been the true force that has gone against the likes of Furniture Row Racing and Joe Gibbs Racing. It seems that when SHR works as a team, it succeeds. On Sunday, a miscommunication ended in Aric Almirola’s No. 10 and Harvick’s No. 4 making contact on pit road which ultimately put a roadblock up between those two and a shot at Victory Lane.

Though it cost Harvick the win, he still came home with a decent fourth place finish.

“It was eventful,” said Harvick. “I think we went to the back twice and made our way back to the front each time. We made a good race out of it but it is hard to swallow on a day like that when our Mobil 1 Ford was the class of the field. You never know what is going to happen on these days. It is hard to put them together and you win some and lose some.”

Unlike teammate Harvick, Almirola wasn’t as lucky as he landed a 25th-place finish after a later spin to set up an overtime finish. When asked about the incident, Almirola noted he had “nothing good to say.”

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