Dover: Kevin Harvick preview

KEVIN HARVICK Harvick Takes Goodwrench Expertise Challenge to Dover International Speedway for the second of 12 races HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (May 30, 2006) -- Last Sunday's running of the Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe's Motor Speedway officially kicked...

KEVIN HARVICK
Harvick Takes Goodwrench Expertise Challenge to Dover International Speedway for the second of 12 races

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (May 30, 2006) -- Last Sunday's running of the Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe's Motor Speedway officially kicked off the #29 Goodwrench Expertise Challenge promotion where 29 lucky fans will receive an all-new 2007 Chevy Avalanche if GM Goodwrench driver Kevin Harvick wins 2 of 12 selected NASCAR Nextel Cup races. GM Goodwrench will also set up a $200,000 scholarship fund to encourage young men and women to pursue careers as automotive technicians after the two wins occur.

"The entire No. 29 GM Goodwrench team and I are ready for this challenge, and we hope to make GM Goodwrench give away all 29 Grand Prizes," said Harvick. "I'm also happy that my victories will send some well-deserving students to school for a career as automotive service technicians. It's a great way to keep the expertise of GM Goodwrench strong for the next generation."

Harvick finished 34th last Sunday at Lowe's Motor Speedway, dropping him one spot to 10th in points. He heads to Dover (Del.) International Speedway this weekend for Sunday's running of the Neighborhood Excellence 400 with a best finish of fourth in 10 Cup Series starts since 2001.

"Dover has kind of been a hit or miss place for us," said Harvick. "It is one of those racetracks where we feel like we should run well and sometimes we go there and don't run good at all. Hopefully we'll go there this weekend and put it all together. I enjoy it and have had some decent success there."

The #29 Goodwrench Expertise Challenge is all about success, so look for Harvick and the No. 29 GM Goodwrench Chevrolet to be running up front during Sunday's 400-lap event at the "Monster Mile." Harvick will be back behind the wheel of chassis No. 167 which put him in Victory Lane earlier this year on April 22nd at Phoenix International Raceway. He also dominated the Richmond, Va. race on May 6th behind the wheel of chassis No. 167, where he led a race high 272 laps and finished third.

Points of Interest...

* #29 Goodwrench Expertise Challenge...Fans can join the challenge by visiting a Chevrolet dealership or a Chevy display at select NASCAR events to get a ticket with an official promotion code. They then visit goodwrench.com/expert, enter the promotion code and submit the registration form to receive a sweepstakes entry. They can also visit goodwrench.com/expert to get a promotion code and complete the registration process. The next Expertise Challenge race after Dover will take place at Chicagoland Speedway during the running of the USG Sheetrock 400 on July 9th.

* Victory Lane Savings Promotion...GM Goodwrench driver Kevin Harvick gave all GM customers and NASCAR fans their first chance to cash in on a $10 rebate when he won the Subway Fresh 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday, April 22, 2006. Throughout the remainder of the 2006 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series season, anytime the No. 29 GM Goodwrench/Reese's Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS is first past the checkers, the first 5,000 people who visit goodwrench.com starting at 3 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) the Monday after the win can celebrate with a $10 mail-in rebate.

* Runnin It... Harvick will be back behind the wheel of chassis No. 167 which put him in Victory Lane earlier this year on April 22nd at Phoenix International Raceway. He also dominated the Richmond, Va. race on May 6th behind the wheel of chassis No. 167, where he led a race high 272 laps and finished third.

* Chase for the NEXTEL Cup...Kevin Harvick dropped another spot in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup point standings after his 34th place finish during the Coca Cola 600 at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Harvick now sits in the 10th position, 435 markers out of the lead.

* Track Stat...Kevin Harvick has 10 Cup Series starts at the "Monster Mile". Of those 10 starts, he has compiled a record of one top-five and four top-10 finishes and winnings totaling $1,056,979.

* Avg. Start/Avg. Finish...Kevin Harvick's average starting position at the "Monster Mile" is 20.4 with his best starting position of third coming in 2003. Harvick's average finishing position is 17.6 with his best finish coming in 2003 as well when he finished fourth.

* Back in Silver and Black...Kevin Harvick will be back behind the wheel of the silver and black No. 29 GM Goodwrench Chevrolet this weekend. The orange Reese's colors will don the hood again at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday, June 18th for the 3M Performance 400.

* Did you know....GM Goodwrench offers convenient, efficient Goodwrench Multipoint Vehicle Inspections, comprehensive diagnostic testing and complete maintenance and service capabilities, just like a NASCAR race pit stop. GM Goodwrench is prepped to conveniently maintain and repair GM vehicles with a full line of products for one-stop service at over 7,000 GM dealership locations nationwide.

* The Service Brand...GM Goodwrench is the service brand for GM vehicles -- Chevrolet, Buick, Pontiac, GMC, HUMMER and Cadillac. With dealerships located nationwide, the GM Goodwrench network is one of the largest automotive service chains in the industry. GM Goodwrench technicians receive specialized training from General Motors to provide expert care for GM cars and trucks. Genuine GM replacement parts are manufactured to the same specifications of the GM vehicle. For more information, visit the GM Goodwrench web site at goodwrench.com .

* Start time...On Sunday June 4th, the running of the Neighborhood Excellence 400 is set to begin at 1:30 p.m. EDT on FX. If you can't catch the race on TV, it can be heard on your local MRN Radio affiliate and XM Satellite Radio -- Channel 144 starting at the same time. Remember to check your local listings as dates and times of the race may change.

No. 29 GM Goodwrench driver Kevin Harvick on Dover International Speedway...

What is the trickiest part about the Monster Mile?

"Getting the balance on your car right, and running your car free enough to where you can get back to the throttle in the middle of the corner and get up off the corner without pushing your front tire so you can stay in the gas. It is a pretty sensitive racetrack as far as getting the balance right on your car."

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