Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Kevin Harvick Looking to Carry Momentum into Talladega

Harvick won Sprint Unlimited and Bud Duel at Daytona in March
Kevin Harvick
No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet SS Event
Preview Fact Sheet

This Week’s Budweiser Chevrolet at Talladega Superspeedway … Kevin Harvick will pilot chassis No. 334 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable in the Aaron’s 499. This is the same Chevrolet that teammate Austin Dillon drove to a 31st-place finish during the Daytona 500 thisseason.

Superspeedway Stats … Since 2001, Harvick has made 24 appearances at the Alabama-based facility. In those 24 starts, the RCR veteran driver has collected one win (April 2006), one pole award (May 2005) six top-five and 10 top-10 finishes. Harvick has led 155 laps at the 2.66-mile track while completing 97.8 percent (4,446 of 4,548) of the laps contested.

New BUD 360° App … Budweiser is giving consumers a whole new look at what it’s like to hit speeds of 190 mph in the No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet SS with the interactive BUD 360° app. The King of Beers’ innovative new app utilizes surround video technology to provide users with a 360-degree look inside Harvick’s NASCARSprint Cup Series ride as the driver completes several laps at Charlotte Motor Speedway. While Harvick controls the wheel, the consumer controls the view, allowing them to experience the sensation of speed in never-before-seen angles. The app is available for free in the Apple App Store for both iPhone and iPad users. The Budweiser Racing 360° video also is accessible on desktop computers at www.budweiser.com.

Sprint Unlimited Q&A … Harvick will participate in a fan question-and-answer session Sunday, May 5 from 9:20-9:35 a.m. CT at the Sprint Unlimited Experience at Talladega Superspeedway.

2012 Race Rewind … Harvick and the No. 29 team came home with a 25th-place finish in the 2012 Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway after being involved in a late-race, multi-car incident.


What are your thoughts heading into the race at Talladega Superspeedway this weekend?
“I like restrictor-plate racing, but our luck hasn’t been that great lately on that style track. Last season, we thought we were going to have a chance to win coming to the checkers during the second races of the seasonat Daytona (International Speedway) and Talladega (Superspeedway), but we wound up coming in on a wrecker. We just haven’t gotten the finishes we thought we would at those tracks, even though we’ve had goodruns. We’re coming off a win at Richmond (International Raceway), so I’m hoping we can carry that momentum into the race this weekend.”

- Richard Childress Racing

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