Kansas: Kevin Harvick preview

DOVER RECAP: Kevin Harvick battled inside the top-20 for most of the 400 lap race, until engine troubles caused his day to end early. Once the green flag dropped, Harvick fought a loose-handling race car. With the help of his pit crew, Harvick ...

DOVER RECAP: Kevin Harvick battled inside the top-20 for most of the 400 lap race, until engine troubles caused his day to end early. Once the green flag dropped, Harvick fought a loose-handling race car. With the help of his pit crew, Harvick managed to climb inside the top-10 with less then 100 laps to go when the motor began to perish. Harvick tried everything to keep the No. 29 GM Goodwrench/Reese's Chevrolet on the track. With 40 laps to go Harvick pulled the Chevrolet behind the wall finishing 32nd.

HONORING A SENSATIONAL WOMAN: The Hershey Company and Young Survival Coalition will be honoring DeLana Harvick, this Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Sprint Fan Walk Stage. DeLana will be recognized as one of four "Sensational Women" on behalf of The Hershey's Company and YSC. YSC is the only international, non-profit network of breast cancer survivors and supporters dedicated to the concerns and issues that are unique to young women and breast cancer.

LIMITED EDITION CANDY: Limited edition pinkYork peppermint patties, Hershey's Kisses and Hershey's Nuggets will hit the shelves this Fall to raise breast cancer awareness across the country. The Hershey Company is also supporting the campaign by contributing $250,000 to the Young Survival Coalition (YSC), the only non-profit network of breast cancer survivors and supporters dedicated to addressing the concerns and issues unique to young women and breast cancer. The donation doubles Hershey's 2005 financial contribution and will be supported by the York peppermint pattie, Hershey's Kisses and Hershey's Nuggets brands.

RUNNING IT: The No. 29 Reese's/GM Goodwrench transporter will unload chassis No. 134 this weekend at Kansas Speedway. This chassis was run earlier this year at Chicagoland Speedway where Harvick finished fourth. This chassis made six starts in 2005. Its best finish was fifth at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in March.

KANSAS STATS: Kevin Harvick has five career NEXTEL Cup starts at Kansas Speedway. Of those five starts, he has compiled one top-10 finish at the 2003 Banquet 400. Harvick has one career start in the Reese's Chevrolet. It happened last year in the Busch Series, when Harvick started 19th and finished fourth in the United Way 300.

HOMECOMING: Reese's crew member Chris Tidwell is making his return home this weekend to Kansas Speedway. Tidwell a native of Emporia, Kansas is a member of the No. 29 Reese's/GM Goodwrench team. Tidwell is a mechanic in the shop during the week and a pit supporter on race day.

WELCOME BACK REESE'S: Reese's orange will don the hood this weekend at Kansas Speedway. Reese's is one of five special paint schemes The Hershey Company will run throughout the 2006 season. Friday, September 29th at 11:30 a.m. at the No. 29 hauler.

REESE'S PIT CREW WILL MAKE AN APPEARANCE: The No. 29 Reese's pit crew will make an appearance this Sunday from 9:15-9:45 a.m. at the No. 29 Reese's/GM Goodwrench souvenir hauler. The team will be on hand to meet fans and sign autographs. A limited number of free posters will be handed out to fans.

REESE'S RACING WEBSITE: Reesesracing.com has a whole new look in 2006. Now with updated stories and photos from each track, race fans can see and read what goes on with the No. 29 Reese's racing team week in and week out. Also included are bios of driver Kevin Harvick and team owner Richard Childress, so be sure to check out: www.reesesracing.com

QUOTES: HOW DO YOU FAIR WITH THE TRACKS REMAINING: "I feel good about the tracks remaining. After dominating at Loudon and our 32nd finish at Dover, we are in good shape. You need to stay aggressive or someone will beat you. You have to stay after it and take all the points you can get."

TALKING ABOUT KANSAS AND A BEST FINISH OF SIXTH: "Past stats don't mean anything just because of the way we have run this year. To be able to have the runs we have had this year including our finishes it should be a good weekend. Kansas is like Chicagoland except for where the bumps are located. We have done well on the mile and a half tracks. We should be as good or better this weekend."

PROMOTIONS: Hershey's WrapperCash Program: Collect wrappers from HERSHEY'S products that feature the WrapperCash logo, bank your points and bid for cool stuff! There is a new auction every day!

Reese's Racing Showroom: Racing fans can save their wrappers and get FREE REESE'S Racing Team merchandise! Collect HERSHEY'S Standard and King Size candy bar wrappers of participating brands to get free collectible merchandise.

NOTES:

. Harvick will drive the No. 29 Chevrolet sponsored by The Hershey Company in 13 NEXTEL Cup Series events in 2006.

. Harvick's next Hershey's-sponsored race will take place at Atlanta Motor Speedway on October 29th for the running of the Bass Pro Shops 500.

. Harvick is currently 5th in the Nextel Cup point standings, 54 points behind first.

-credit: rcr

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