Michigan: Kevin Harvick preview

LAST WEEK: Kevin Harvick and the No. 29 GM Goodwrench/Reese's crew experienced an up and down kind of day during Sunday's running of the Pocono 500 at Pocono Raceway. They managed to stay strong however; and salvage a 13th...

LAST WEEK: Kevin Harvick and the No. 29 GM Goodwrench/Reese's crew experienced an up and down kind of day during Sunday's running of the Pocono 500 at Pocono Raceway. They managed to stay strong however; and salvage a 13th place finish, which keeps Harvick eighth in Nextel Cup points. Throughout the 200-lap event Harvick and the crew fought the car's handling. At times they seemed like they were on the right track and at others they were just a bit off. Harvick spent a large part of the second half of the race in the top-10, but fell into the teens as the race wore on. He restarted for the final time in the 15th position with five laps to go after Jeff Gordon slammed into the wall bringing out a red-flag. Harvick gained two spots in the closing laps to claim his ninth top-15 finish of the 2006 season.

BEST OF THE BEST: Reese's crew members Jason Pulver and Josh Mick were each awarded $10,000 after winning the individual portion of the pit stop challenge at the Charlotte Bobcats Arena last month. Pulver and Mick were crowned the fastest front tire changers in the NEXTEL Cup Series and swept the competition by more than two tenths of a second.

WELCOME BACK REESE'S: The Reese's orange will don the hood again this weekend at Michigan International Speedway. Reese's is one of six special paint schemes The Hershey Company will run throughout the 2006 season.

RUNNING IT: The No. 29 Reese's/GM Goodwrench transporter will unload chassis No. 134 at Michigan International Speedway. This chassis made its debut two weeks ago at Lowe's Motor Speedway for the Coca-Cola 600.

QUICK QUOTES:

Harvick on his record at Michigan: "We have had some good runs before at Michigan. Last year we didn't have the greatest of runs, but hopefully this weekend we can get in a position to finish up front."

Harvick on the Michigan International Speedway: "Michigan is the kind of track where the draft really takes effect. It is a lot of fun to race there, when you know cars are three and four wide and you get a head of steam and blow right by them."

-rcr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Jeff Gordon , Kevin Harvick