Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Kevin Harvick debuts new chassis at Pocono Raceway

Kevin Harviock is 7/1 to win his first career race at Pocono.
Chassis Information: 
Chassis No. 4-1041: Kevin Harvick will pilot the No. 4 Busch Beer Ford Fusion built on Chassis No. 4-1041 in the Axalta presents the Pocono 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway. Built new in 2017, Chassis No. 4-1041 is new to the SHR fleet and will make its Cup Series debut Sunday at Pocono. 

Pocono Raceway Notes of Interest: 

 Earning It Since 2014: Harvick is in his 17th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season and his fourth at StewartHaas Racing (SHR) with crew chief Rodney Childers at the helm. In their first three seasons together, Harvick and Childers combined to produce 12 victories, 11 poles, 54 top-five finishes and 75 top-10s; led 5,815 laps; won the 2014 Cup Series title; finished runner-up in 2015 to champion Kyle Busch and eighth in 2016. 

 Points Position: Harvick arrives at the Axalta presents the Pocono 400 ranked third in the NASCAR Cup Series standings with 429 points after a ninth-place finish at Dover (Del.) International Speedway. He trails leader Martin Truex Jr. by 116 points. 

 Leading Laps: Through the first 13 points-paying NASCAR Cup Series events of 2017, Harvick ranks fourth in laps led with 514 of 4,306 total laps contested – nearly 12 percent. Harvick has led at least one lap in eight of the 13 points-paying events of 2017, including at least 10 laps in six of the last seven points-paying events.

Kevin Harvick:
The group at Pocono have done so much to improve the infrastructure and fan experience. What does that mean for the racetrack? 
“Well, people see effort. When you go to Pocono, you see effort from the time you turn in to the tunnel and see the waterfall – going through the tunnel to the guardrails all the way to the campgrounds – everything there has been in a transition. You feel like you’re having more fun when you go to Pocono, now, than you did, say, six or seven years ago.”

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