Kevin Harvick Clinches 2006 NASCAR Busch Series Championship; Captures 15th Driver's Championship for Chevrolet; Chevrolet Claims 13th Bill France Performance Cup Rallies From Flat Tire and Two-Lap Deficit to Secure Second Crown With Ninth-Place...
Kevin Harvick Clinches 2006 NASCAR Busch Series Championship; Captures 15th Driver's Championship for Chevrolet; Chevrolet Claims 13th Bill France Performance Cup
Rallies From Flat Tire and Two-Lap Deficit to Secure Second Crown With Ninth-Place Finish in Dollar General 300 at Lowe's Motor Speedway
Concord, NC - Kevin Harvick clinched the second NASCAR Busch Series championship of his career with a ninth-place finish in the Dollar General 300 at Lowe's Motor Speedway. By securing the 2006 title, Harvick claimed the 15th NBS driver's championship for Chevrolet.
"Congratulations to Kevin Harvick, KHI, and RCR on a great championship," said Pat Suhy GM Racing program manager, NASCAR. "They've been the class of the field all year, and deserve it. Clinching this early shows the strength, not only of Kevin as a driver, but also of the great teams at KHI and RCR that put fast cars under him all year."
With seven wins, 20 top-fives and 28 top-10s, Harvick has dominated the NBS this season. Making his achievement even more remarkable is the fact he drove four different Monte Carlo SS teams fielded by both Richard Childress Racing and Kevin Harvick, Inc. with four different car numbers, with multiple crew chiefs and sponsors.
Harvick, behind the wheel of the KHI fielded No. 33 Dollar General Monte Carlo SS, rallied from a flat tire and a two-lap deficit to putting himself in position to secure the title by a margin of 775 points with five races remaining in the season.
Harvick's NBS driver championship comes on the heels of Chevrolet clinching its 13th (of 16 possible) NBS Bill France Performance Cup. The award was established in 1991.
Chevrolet drivers have posted 20 wins thus far in 2006 for a total of 309 (of 764 possible) in NBS competition.
The NBS moves to Memphis Motorsports Park Oct. 28, 2006 for round 32 of the 36-race season.
-credit: gm racing