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NASCAR: Harvick channels anger, races to 3rd straight win

Kevin Harvick knows how to get around ISM Raceway — and channel his anger.

He needed both skills Sunday to drive away with his third straight NASCAR Cup Series victory and record-extending ninth at the mile oval southwest of the Phoenix.

"I'm 42, done this for a long time," Harvick said. "Any time you can reach out and grab motivation, for me, that's just a piece of the puzzle."

The California driver sarcastically tagged "Happy" is at his best when he's mad, so much so that former crew chief Gil Martin used to try to rile him during races.

Current crew chief Rodney Childers didn't have to say anything. Not after Harvick and the ...