Happy Harvick: NASCAR driver ready for final playoff run

Denny Hamlin leads the pack during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Aug. 20 in Watkins Glen, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Ryan Preece, Kevin Harvick, Aric Almirola and Chase Briscoe, from left, talk before a practice session for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Aug. 12 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kevin Harvick’s got little time for nostalgia, even as his stellar career winds down with his final NASCAR playoffs.