Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Kevin Harvick using wining Coca-Cola chassis in hopes of notching first Dover win

Kevin Harvick is 18/1 to win Sunday at Dover
Kevin Harvick
No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet SS

Event Preview Fact Sheet

This Week’s Budweiser Chevrolet SS at Dover International Speedway
… Kevin Harvick will pilot chassis No. 425 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable in the AAA 400. Harvick drove this Chevrolet to Victory Lane after the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May, and most recently picked up a 10th-place result with the RCR-prepared machine at Kentucky Speedway in June.

Racing at the “Monster Mile” … Since the 2001 season, Harvick has made 25 Sprint Cup Series starts at Dover International Speedway. Throughout the years, the California native has collected three top-five and 11 top-10 finishes. He has an average starting position of 19.7, an average finishing position of 15.6, has completed 98.6 percent (9,861 of 10,004) of the laps contested and has 145 laps led to his credit.

Visiting the Hall of Fame … Harvick will visit the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Tuesday, Sept. 24 in celebration of his involvement in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. The 21-time Sprint Cup Series race winner will be available to members of the media during the NASCAR teleconference from 3:15 to 3:45 p.m. Eastern Time and again at the Hall of Fame from 4:30 to 4:45 p.m. He will participate in a fan event in the High Octane Theater from 4:50 to 5:20 p.m. ET.

Here’s Harvick … Harvick is scheduled to make a guest appearance on “Dialed In with Claire B. Lang, live from the Monster Mile” on Friday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. ET at the Rollins Center in Dover Downs. Admission for the event is a $5 donation to the USO Delaware and the show will be broadcast on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90. Tickets to attend the show must be purchased in advance as they will not be sold at the door. The RCR driver is also scheduled to participate in a fan question-and-answer session on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 9 a.m. ET on the frontstretch of the “Monster Mile”, followed by a stop at the Monster Mile Club at 11 a.m. For more information on these events and to purchase tickets, visit www.doverspeedway.com or call 800-441-RACE.

Seeing Double … In addition to driving the No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet SS in Sunday afternoon’s race, Harvick will pilot the No. 33 Steak-EZE Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR Nationwide Series event on Saturday, Sept. 28. This race is scheduled to air live on ESPN at 3:30 p.m. ET, along with the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.

A Lil’ Something Extra for the Fans … Dover International Speedway invites fans to the NASCAR Hauler and Showcase at Blue Hen Corporate Center, located at 655 S. Bay Road just four miles south of the Monster Mile on Route 113 on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 4 to 6 p.m. ET, to see the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series haulers before they take off at 6 p.m. on a parade route through Downtown Dover. The trucks will be lined up in order based on the current NASCAR point standings.

Race Rewind … After starting from the 13th position, Harvick and the No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet team salvaged a 13th-place finish in the 2012 edition of the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway after a caution, in the midst of the first round of green-flag pit stops, caught most of the field two laps down to the leader.


What have you learned from past races at Dover International Speedway that you can apply to this weekend?

“I don’t remember much of what happened during the race at Dover (International Speedway) back in June. I’m a one week at a time, keep it current kind of guy. I don’t like to think back on the past. But, Dover is always a fun track to go to. You can be very aggressive in your driving style there compared to most other places. We’ll go there this weekend, and run as hard as we can just like we do every other weekend.”

There were quite a few green-flag runs during the race at Dover International Speedway back in June. Does that surprise you?
“Green-flag runs don’t surprise me anywhere. I think Dover (International Speedway) is one of those places where if your car is off a bit and you get one of those green-flag runs, you can be in a lot of trouble. You can go a couple of laps down there pretty fast.”

- Richard Childress Racing

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