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Much has been trumpeted about Tony Stewart’s current four-race top-10 streak that has launched him from outside the top 20 to his current 10th-place points position.
But two other drivers have assembled lengthy streaks of their own, and have done it in quiet fashion: Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick.
With five consecutive top-10 finishes, Harvick boasts the longest active top-10 streak in the series. Included among that group is his win in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte and last week’s runner-up finish at Michigan.
Harvick’s streak has moved him from outside Chase contention (he was 12th after a 40th place finish at Talladega), to his current standing inside the top five (he leapfrogged Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Michigan, and now sits fourth).
Enjoying a four-race top-10 streak, Logano’s first season with Penske Racing has thus far been a prosperous one. He has already scored more top fives (four) and top 10s (seven) than any of his previously four seasons through 15 races.
His recent surge has catapulted him from 19th in the points to his current 14th-place position, and has put him within earshot of the top 10. He currently sits 12 points behind 10th-place Tony Stewart.
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