BUSCH: Charlotte II: Kevin Harvick preview

RECORD-HOLDER -- Harvick holds the Busch Series qualifying record at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Harvick averaged 184.445 mph (29.277 sec.) on May 24, 2003. HARVICK AT CHARLOTTE -- Harvick has competed in nine Busch Series races at Lowe's Motor ...

RECORD-HOLDER -- Harvick holds the Busch Series qualifying record at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Harvick averaged 184.445 mph (29.277 sec.) on May 24, 2003.

HARVICK AT CHARLOTTE -- Harvick has competed in nine Busch Series races at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Harvick has yet to record a win, but he has three poles, two top-five finishes and five top-10 finishes.

REESE'S CHEVY PREVIOUSLY AT LOWE'S -- This will be the fifth time that Harvick has been behind the wheel of the REESE'S Chevy at Lowe's Motor Speedway. In 2003, Harvick started on the pole for both events and finished in the top-10. In 2004, Harvick had his highest finish (third) at Lowe's Motor Speedway during the spring race. However, during the fall race he didn't have the same amount of success and finished 11th.

THE TEST -- The REESE'S team and Brandon Miller tested Oct. 10-11 at Memphis Motorsports Park. Miller is scheduled to be behind the wheel of the Oct. 22 race. This will mark Miller's 11th start of the season and his 12th-career NASCAR Busch Series start. Miller's best finish of the season came during the Wallace Family Tribute in St. Louis. He started fifth and finished sixth. He also finished 19th the week before at Pikes Peak.

DID YOU KNOW -- Harvick has competed on 28 race tracks that are equal to 1.5 miles, and has five wins, three second-place finishes, 11 top-five finishes and 17 top-10 finishes. He has claimed two poles and led 850 laps. Last week at Kansas Speedway (1.5 miles) Harvick finished fourth.

FAN CLUB GATHERING -- Kevin Harvick and the REESE'S Racing team will participate in the Fourth Annual Kevin Harvick Fan Club Gathering. The event will be held Sunday, October 16 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT. This year's gathering will be held at Kevin Harvick, Inc. in Kernersville, N.C. The gathering is an annual event open to current members of the Kevin Harvick Fan Club. It is a day of fun, food and surprises when Kevin's fans are the guests of honor.

TEAM STANDINGS -- The REESE'S Racing team is fourth in the Busch Series Owner Standings with 287 points less than the leader, Martin Truex's team.

QUOTEBOOK AND NOTES:

Crew Chief Ricky Viers on Harvick at Lowe's Motor Speedway -- "We ran very well there in the spring, but we didn't finish where we should have. The last couple of races that Kevin has been in the car, he has run well, and we've had some solid finishes. Friday night at Lowe's should be no different."

* Miller will drive the REESE'S Chevy Oct. 22 at Memphis Motorsports Park.

* Harvick will be behind the wheel of the REESE'S Chevy for three of the final five Busch Series races (Charlotte, Phoenix and Homestead).

* Harvick has finished in the top five in 11 of 17 Busch Series races this season.

* Harvick has yet to have a DNF (did not finish) this year.

* Harvick has started from pole three times in his Busch Series career at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Brandon Miller