BUSCH: Darlington II: Kevin Harvick preview

EVENT INFORMATION Event: NASCAR Busch Series Winn-Dixie 200; Time and Date: 2 p.m. EDT, Saturday, Aug. 30; Site: Darlington Raceway, Darlington, S.C. Live Coverage: NBC (television) at 2 p.m. EDT and MRN (radio) at 1:45 p.m. EDT. Qualifying:...

EVENT INFORMATION

Event: NASCAR Busch Series Winn-Dixie 200; Time and Date: 2 p.m. EDT, Saturday, Aug. 30; Site: Darlington Raceway, Darlington, S.C. Live Coverage: NBC (television) at 2 p.m. EDT and MRN (radio) at 1:45 p.m. EDT. Qualifying: 1:35 p.m. EDT, Friday, Aug. 29; Happy Hour: Friday, Aug. 29, following Winston Cup Qualifying.

TOTALLY NUTS ABOUT RACING

PayDay peanut caramel bar is in its first season as the primary sponsor of the No. 21 PayDay Chevrolet. The No. 21 PayDay Chevy comes out of the Richard Childress Racing Busch Series stable. In addition to PayDay, a Hershey Foods Corp. brand, the No. 21 Chevy will also carry three other Hershey brands throughout the season: Zero, Whoppers and Whatchamacallit. PayDay Racing driver Kevin Harvick will compete in approximately 16 of the 34 Busch Series events this season. Fellow RCR driver Johnny Sauter will drive the PayDay Chevy in the 18 other events on the schedule.

HONEY ROASTED WEEKEND

This weekend the No. 21 PayDay Chevrolet will carry a different paint scheme. The No. 21 will be transformed into the Honey Roasted Reese's/PayDay Chevrolet for the next two events on the Busch Series Schedule.

HARVICK ENJOYED A GREAT BRISTOL WEEKEND

Kevin Harvick pulled his first "triple duty" race weekend of the year at the Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. On Wednesday night, Harvick led the most laps in the Craftsman Truck Series event before experiencing tire failure with two laps to go. He finished 10th. On Friday night, Harvick led the most laps in the Busch Series race. He was again plagued by tire problems and drove the PayDay Chevrolet to a fifth-place finish. On Saturday night, he drove his GM Goodwrench Chevrolet to a second-place finish in the Winston Cup race.

CHAMPIONSHIP CALIBER

After 10 races this season in the PayDay Chevrolet, Kevin Harvick has produced championship-caliber numbers. Harvick has 10 top-10 finishes, eight top-five finishes, two poles and three wins. Harvick has an average start of fifth and an average finish of third. Harvick has also completed every possible lap in the 10 events.

THE LADY IN BLACK

The spring race at the Darlington Raceway was the first event of the year that Johnny Sauter drove the PayDay Chevrolet. After a brush with the wall in the final practice session before the race, the PayDay team repaired the car and gave Sauter a great machine. Sauter drove the car to a fifth-place finish.

RANKINGS

After 24 events, the PayDay Racing team sits atop the Busch Series team standings, 127 points ahead of the No. 10 team (Scott Riggs) and 155 points ahead of the No. 37 team (David Green) in third place.

THE CAR

This week, crew chief Butch Hylton will load chassis No. 019 onto the PayDay transporter. That car last saw action in July at the Pikes Peak (Colo.) International Raceway, where Johnny Sauter drove the car to a fourth-place finish.

BUTCH HYLTON ON DARLINGTON RACEWAY

"It's awesome, and I can't wait to go there. We ran really well there in the spring with Johnny, who had very limited experience at the track. So we're looking forward to going back with Kevin in the car and running the Honey Roasted Reese's/PayDay paint scheme."

BUTCH HYLTON ON THE FINAL 10-RACE STRETCH OF YEAR

"The last stretch of the season is a tough one. Everyone is running so well, and each week it's tough competition out on the track. We just want to keep doing what we've been doing all year long, and try and build on the owner's points lead."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Kevin Harvick , David Green , Scott Riggs , Johnny Sauter
Teams Richard Childress Racing