Event: Las Vegas
HARVICK GOING FOR A REPEAT: Kevin Harvickand the No. 33 Rheem team head to Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend as the defending race winners. After starting from the outside pole position last February Harvick led 82 laps around the 1.5-mile track on his way to taking the No. 33 Chevrolet Impala to victory lane.
LUCKY NUMBER 300: This weekend's race at Las Vegas will mark KHI's 300th start in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Since entering the series in 2004, KHI has collected 10 wins, 12 poles, 69 top-five and 129 top-10 finishes. Along with this Nationwide Series milestone, KHI is also celebrating its 10th anniversary. Throughout the 2011 season, all KHI vehicles will carry a commemorative decal as the company celebrates their accomplishments over the last 10 years.
CHASSIS HISTORY: The No. 33 Rheem team has prepared chassis No. 069 for this weekend's event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This is a new chassis built by the KHI team for competition this season.
HARVICK'S THOUGHTS ON LAS VEGAS:
What are your thoughts heading into the weekend at Las Vegas?
"While we came out of Phoenix with a third-place finish, that wasn't the result we were hoping for. I think as a team we learned a lot about what we need to do to improve our downforce program, so I'm looking forward to getting back in the car at Las Vegas and to getting better results. The team has worked really hard but we still have work to do.
"I like racing at Las Vegas. It's a fun 1.5-mile track and we've had success there. We won this race last season with Rheem on board and it was cool to take them to victory lane. They're back on this No. 33 Chevrolet this weekend and I hope we can take them back to victory lane and get KHI back in victory lane."