Kansas: Kevin Harvick preview

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (October 5, 2005) -- GM Goodwrench crew chief Todd Berrier will appeal his two race suspension and join the team once again for this weekend's Banquet 400 at Kansas Speedway. During post-qualifying inspection last Friday at ...

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (October 5, 2005) -- GM Goodwrench crew chief Todd Berrier will appeal his two race suspension and join the team once again for this weekend's Banquet 400 at Kansas Speedway. During post-qualifying inspection last Friday at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, the No. 29 was found to have an unapproved aerodynamic modification and an unapproved fuel cell vent mounting -- violations of Section 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 12-4-Q (car, car parts, components, and/or equipment that do not conform to NASCAR rules) in the series rule book.

The advantage to having Berrier with the team is obvious. GM Goodwrench driver Kevin Harvick has had Berrier turning the wrenches for nearly his entire RCR career. Berrier took over as Harvick's full time crew chief in NEXTEL Cup in 2003. The two worked together during Harvick's time behind the wheel of the ACDelco Chevrolet in the Busch Series. Together they won the 2001 Busch Series championship.

Points of Interest...

* Chase for the Banquet...Harvick is currently 11th in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup point's standings. He leads Jamie McMurray by 14 points heading into this weekend's Banquet 400. The driver who finishes 11th in the final standings, receives a seat at the banquet in New York City, as well as a $1,000,000 bonus.

* What Ya' Haulin'... The GM Goodwrench transporter will unload chassis No. 151 at Kansas Speedway. This is a brand new chassis for 2005 and has not seen on-track action this year.

* Last Year's Banquet 400... Kevin Harvick felt the silver and black racing machine was on the verge of coming alive when the water pump blew without warning on lap 161, forcing him to pit road. After a quick look under the hood, the team determined there was nothing they could do except load it up and head home early with their second DNF of the season.

* TV and Radio... Start time for Sunday's Banquet 400 is 2:10 p.m. EDT. Television coverage begins at 1:30 p.m. on NBC. MRN Radio and XM Radio 144 will begin their coverage at 2:00 p.m. Remember time and date may change, so check your local listings.

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Jamie McMurray