Apr 16, 2013
Kevin Harvick 2013 NSCS STP 400 Race Preview
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Kevin Harvick

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Event Preview Fact Sheet

This Week’s Bad Boy Buggies Chevrolet at Kansas Speedway … Kevin Harvick will pilot chassis No. 373 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable in the STP 400. The No. 29 team utilized this Chevrolet once during the 2012 season, where Harvick picked up an eighth-place finish in May at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Sunflower State Stats … Since 2001, Harvick has made 14 Sprint Cup Series starts at the 1.5-mile track, collecting one top-five and six top-10 finishes. The California native holds a 19.9 average starting position coupled with a 12.9 average finishing position, has completed 97 percent (3,576 of 3,686) of the laps contested, with 83 laps led. 

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Hangin’ at the Team Chevy Stage … Race fans can stop by and see Harvick at the Team Chevy Stage at Kansas Speedway on Sunday, April 21 from 9:15-9:30 a.m. Central Time (10:15-10:30 a.m. Eastern Time) as the RCR driver participates in a fan question-and-answer session. 

Leading his Team … Harvick will serve as captain for Team Pocono during the second annual Pocono Raceway vs. Dover International Speedway softball tournament on Wednesday, April 24. The celebrity event will take place at Metro Bank Park in Harrisburg, Pa., with gates opening at 4 p.m. ET. For more information about the event, 

2012 Race Rewind … Harvick and the No. 29 Rheem crew captured a sixth-place finish in the 2012 STP 400 at Kansas Speedway after running out of fuel under green-flag conditions and battling a tight handling car throughout the race.


How do you think this year’s race at Kansas Speedway will differ compared to last season following the repave?

“I don’t remember exactly how we ran last year, but anytime you see new pavement as a driver you kind of cringe. They obviously did a great job repaving the track, but sometimes a great job doesn’t result in a great race. I remember the race being fairly good last year for a newly paved race track. It will be interesting to see how much grip the pavement has lost when we go back to race there this year because they have such rough winters and you have no idea how the track will react. As the race track ages, I think the racing will get better. With the surface being fairly new a lot of strategy, two tires or no tires, will be a factor in order to keep track position.”

Source: Richard Childress Racing

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