But we get stronger from these moments.
Kevin Harvick will start from the pole at Texas Motor Speedway after a qualifying lap of 189.707 miles per hour Saturday night.
Kevin Harvick finds himself just 14 points out of the top four and fortunate for him Texas is a track where he runs well. At Texas over the combined races on the new configuration nobody has been better.
Just a few laps after the race resumed following the second stage, while still in the top three, Johnson got loose and couldn't keep the No. 48 Chevrolet off the wall.
After starting from the pole, Harvick led 119 of 334 laps and paced a 1-2-3 finish for Stewart-Haas. Let's now look at some track history, track type history, current form and then dig into the picks. "I really hate that happened", Elliott said.
Harvick led the second-career top-three sweep for Stewart-Haas as an organization on Sunday, with Almirola finishing 1.594 seconds adrift in second after making a late charge when Harvick was hung up by the slower vehicle of Ryan Newman. He led 42 of the first 43 laps and won the first stage. It's been a great track for him and he now has back to back fall wins in the "Lone Star State".
Johnson led 40 laps in the second 85-lap segment at Texas, where he has won a record seven times. We're two [points] on the 22 [Logano], so it's going to be a race between the 18 and the 22.
Harvick has had a lot of success at Phoenix but didn't want his championship hopes to go down to that race. Martin Truex Jr., who won last week at Martinsville and is already locked into the final four, qualified 17th. Joey Logano had the best finish of the other playoff drivers, finishing fourth. His teammate, Brad Keselowski, hasn't been as consistent (12.2 avg fin) but has a win (Kansas) and is one of just two drivers with five Top 5's in the nine races. Harvick scored his ninth win in elimination style playoffs, tied for the most... He'll likely need a win next week in Phoenix to claim one of the two remaining championship spots. That result, combined with a 36th the previous week at Martinsville, leaves Elliott in a must-win scenario next weekend. He finished 22 laps off the pace Sunday and sits 78 points behind the cutoff. He posted the 10th and 2nd fastest laps in Friday's practices and also posted the 2nd fastest 10-lap average in both sessions. There was no intention to run into him or run him into the wall or anything like that because I put myself at a pretty big risk there of cutting tires as well, but I was just trying to use all the space that I could. Combine that with the fact he joins Harvick as the only other driver with a Top 5 in each race since the re-configuration and you have yourself a high-floor play in the sub $10K range on both sites.
The last time a father-son duo competed in the same Cup race was Bobby Hamilton and Bobby Hamilton, Jr.at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2005. He had only three career top five finishes entering 2019.
Chris Durell has been playing Daily Fantasy Sports for five years and fantasy in general for more than a decade. He lives in Saskatchewan, Canada with his wife and two daughters.