This article is part of our NASCAR Barometer series.Kevin Harvick tracked down and passed Martin Truex Jr. in the final laps of Sunday's AAA Texas 500 to book a spot in the championship finale. He joins Kyle Busch in the final championship battle, along with Truex, who secured his berth via points with Sunday's top-five finish. That means just one spot remains for one of the five other championship contenders to battle for in this week's race at Phoenix International Raceway. Fantasy owners would have expected Harvick's surge to come this week, but his first career win at Texas will allow him a moment of relative relaxation as he readies for Miami.
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