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Harvick up front this season, but can't get a win

Jeffrey Vest/Icon Sportswire

Kevin Harvick has been fast to start the season, but he's been unable to translate that into any victories yet. He crashed at Daytona and was a victim of a late-race speeding penalty at Atlanta. However, thanks to the new point system, Harvick sits on top of the standings despite his 15.5 average finish.

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How might Harvick be leading the series with the new system? Here's a breakdown of his points rewarded so far.

A third of Harvick's points have come from stage victories this season, where he has 3 so far. And in the only stage he didn't win (first stage at Daytona), he finished second behind Kyle Busch.

What can we expect from Harvick this weekend? Harvick has led in all 3 races at Las Vegas since he joined Stewart-Haas in 2014, including a race-high 142 laps in his win back in 2015. He's also finished in the top-10 in each of the last 4 trips to 1.5 mile tracks dating back to last season.

-- ESPN Stats --