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Kevin Harvick preps for duel in the desert — and dangerous obstacles

Kevin Harvick preps for duel in the desert — and dangerous obstacles

Kevin Harvick is scary good at Phoenix International Raceway. His secret? A little Disney magic.

“I went to Disney World one time and I found this magic wand,” he said, laughing, “and I wave it here.”

Harvick didn’t show off his mystical prize that presumably has given him the push to win five of the last six races here, and six of the last eight. But he did dove-tail it into more plausible specifics involving teamwork, engineering and his crew.

“I think they are very open to changing things to get them how I like them,” he said. “I have a specific way that I like to let off the brake and get back to the throttle. I want...

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