Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Kevin Harvick Looking for First Dover Win This Week

Harvick has two wins on the year, but has never won at Dover
Kevin Harvick
No. 29 Jimmy John’s Chevrolet SS

Event Preview Fact Sheet

This Week’s Jimmy John’s Chevrolet SS at Dover International Speedway … Kevin Harvick will pilot chassis No. 383 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable in the FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks. The California native last piloted this Chevrolet at Darlington Raceway in May, collecting a fifth-place result.

Taking on “The Monster Mile” … Harvick will make his 25th Sprint Cup Series start at Dover International Speedway in the 400-lap event on Sunday afternoon. Dating back to 2001, the RCR veteran has collected three top-five and 10-top finishes, holds an average starting position of 20.2, average finishing position of 15.9, has completed 98.5 percent (9,461 of 9,604) laps contested and is credited with 144 laps led. Harvick’s best finish of second came during this race in 2012.

Find a Jimmy John’s Near You … Jimmy John’s, known for fresh, quality products and freaky fast service has 1,200 stores nationwide. Visit www.jimmyjohns.com to view Jimmy John’s Freaky Good menu and find your nearest location. You can order online or download the Jimmy John’s mobile application for Freaky Fast delivery.

Practice Makes Perfect … Harvick and the No. 29 Richard Childress Racing team will make a pit stop at Pocono Raceway on their way to Delaware for a team test session on Wednesday, May 29. The team is utilizing chassis No. 404 from the RCR stable, which the California native most recently drove to a 13th-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway in April. Harvick, along with teammates Jeff Burton and Paul Menard, will be available to the media in the Pocono Raceway media center from 12:20-12:50 p.m. Eastern Time.

Good Tickets Cheap … Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, Dover International Speedway and the Kevin Harvick Foundation (KHF) have partnered together for a special promotion. From now until June 1, Ollie’s customers can purchase “bargain” priced race tickets at any Ollie’s store location for the Dover 400 on Sunday, June 2. Ollie’s ticket holders will receive a free red t-shirt at the race. Participants of the “Red Out” will be eligible to win valuable prizes during the race. Ollie’s “Red Out” at Dover is in support of the Kevin Harvick Foundation and kicks off a chain-wide in-store customer donation campaign that runs from June 2 – July 13, 2013. While in-store, customers can make a donation by purchasing and placing their name on a special Kevin Harvick Foundation helmet badge that will be displayed at Ollie’s.

Race Rewind … Harvick and the No. 29 Jimmy John’s team brought home a second-place finish in the 2012 FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway. Harvick battled a loose-handling Chevrolet and overcame a pit road mishap on his way to collecting a career-best finish at the one-mile concrete oval.


Share your thoughts on racing a Dover International Speedway.

“Dover (International Speedway) has been a good track for us the last couple of years. We tested there a few years ago and were able to figure a few things out. Hopefully it will be a good weekend. I like that track and the way you get to charge the race track and drive at Dover. It’s probably the hardest race on your body, just because of the force you deal with getting into and going through the corners.”

Some say a lap at Dover International Speedway is a like a roller coaster ride, would you agree with that?
“It is like a roller coaster ride. You go in and kind of fall down a hole, and as soon as the front end sets you try to go back to the gas and then you come jumping out of the hole onto each straightaway. It’s a roller coaster ride for sure, you can charge the corners hard and it’s just a fun race track to race on.”

- Richard Childress Racing

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