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NASCAR America: Kevin Harvick on challenges in NASCAR Cup Series playoffs

Kevin Harvick joins Dave Burns to preview the Stewart-Haas team's outlook before the first playoff race at Chicagoland.

Kevin Harvick joined NBCSN’s Dave Burns from Wednesday’s NASCAR Media Day at the NASCAR Hall of Fame to preview the No. 4 team’s outlook before this weekend’s opening race in the 10-race NASCAR Cup playoffs.

Harvick has been among the most successful drivers since the new playoff format was introduced in 2014. He won the championship that year and finished second to Kyle Busch in the following year’s playoffs before finishing eighth in last year’s playoffs.

“As you go into these first few rounds, you have to be aware of where you’re at points-wise because not everybody is going to win,” Harvick said. “Chicago has been a challenge for us the last couple years.

“We finished fifth in 2014 and then finished 42nd and 20th in the last two. ... You’re going to have to adjust as you approach the weekend.

“You just have to be in your own little world, you have to be focused on you and your team and be very self-centered in the things you think about. Turn the rest of the world off and do what you can with your team.”