No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet
LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Budweiser Racing Team Notes of Interest
· Kevin Harvick and the No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet team travel to the “Magic Mile,” New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) for Sunday’s LENOX Industrial Tools 301.
· Harvick will be available to members of the media in the NHMS infield media center at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, July 15.
· The No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet team will race chassis No. 332 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable. Harvick has raced this car three times this season, earning one win (Martinsville, 4/3), a fourth-place run at Phoenix (2/27) and a 12th-place finish at Richmond (4/30).
· In 20 starts at the “Magic Mile,” Harvick has earned one win (9/17/06), five top-fives and 11 top-10 finishes. His average start at NHMS is 14.3 and his average finish is 13.8. Harvick has completed 99.1 percent (5,819 out of 5,873) of the total laps in the races he’s competed in at New Hampshire. He’s also led a total of 318 laps in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition at the track.
· Harvick holds a number of impressive loop data statistics at NHMS: third in laps led (251), seventh in fastest laps run (133), eighth in green-flag speed, ninth in driver rating (92.6), ninth in average running position (13.2), ninth in laps run in the top-15 (2,192) and 10th in drivers fastest late in a run.
* The two-time NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) champion will perform double duty this weekend at NHMS, driving the Kevin Harvick Inc. No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet in Saturday’s NNS race. The New England 200 will air live on ESPN at 3:30 p.m. ET and radio coverage will be provided by PRN and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.
* For the online version of the Budweiser Racing media guide, please visit http://www.budracingmedia.com.
* Follow along each weekend with Harvick and the team on Twitter. Check out @KevinHarvick for behind-the-scenes information straight from the driver of the No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet. Get live updates from the track each weekend from @Black29Car, the PR team for Harvick.
Also, follow @RCRracing and @RCR29KHarvick for additional information about the Richard Childress Racing organization.
Kevin Harvick on racing at New Hampshire:
What do you like about racing at New Hampshire?”I always look forward to going to New Hampshire. I like this type of track because it’s flat, similar to the tracks out west where I started my racing career. There’s a lot of braking. You have to really work on getting your car through the center of the corner and still have the forward bite you need up off the corner.”
What’s the key to running well at New Hampshire Motor Speedway?”It’s one of those places where you have to get through the center of the corner and get up off the corner wide open. That makes it really hard to get through the center of the corner and turn good like you need to. Getting up off the corner under full power without getting loose is really tricky. Passing is harder there than at most places because it’s so hard to make your car work getting up off the corner. That makes track position probably the most important thing at New Hampshire.”
Harvick’s Career Record at New Hampshire Motor Speedway:
New Hampshire Motor Speedway Track Facts
Track Length: 1.058 Miles Race Length: 301 laps/318.458 miles Grandstand Seating Capacity: 93,521 First Race: July 11, 1993 Banking in corners: Variable at 2 and 7 degrees Banking on straights: 1 degree Frontstretch: 1,500 feet Backstretch: 1,500 feet TV: TNT, 1 p.m. ET Radio: PRN, Sirius XM NASCAR Radio