BUSCH: Homestead: Kevin Harvick preview

2001 vs. 2005 -- In Kevin Harvick's 20 Busch Series races, he has produced Championship-level results. He has gathered four wins (20%), 13 top-five finishes (65%), 14 top-10 finishes (70%) and 2 poles (10%). In 2001, Harvick started 33 races. In...

2001 vs. 2005 -- In Kevin Harvick's 20 Busch Series races, he has produced Championship-level results. He has gathered four wins (20%), 13 top-five finishes (65%), 14 top-10 finishes (70%) and 2 poles (10%). In 2001, Harvick started 33 races. In 2001, the year he won the Busch Series Championship, "Happy" grabbed five wins (15%), 20 top-five finishes (61%), 24 top-10 finishes (73%) and four pole awards (12%).

LAST FIVE STARTS -- REESE'S Racing driver Kevin Harvick is finishing the 2005 season much like he started. In Harvick's last five starts behind the wheel of the REESE'S Chevy, he has two wins and two top-five finishes. Harvick has only one finish outside of the top 10. This occurred at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Harvick was running in the top five when his right front tire blew and he finished 24th.

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE CUP -- The REESE'S Racing brand will make its final start in the NASCAR Busch Series this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It was announced three weeks ago that The Hershey Company, through its REESE'S brand, will be the primary sponsor of the No. 29 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS for 12 races, including the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Kevin Harvick will drive the car in the 2006 Nextel Cup Series season.

WINNING TRACKS -- Kevin Harvick has won 17 Busch Series races during his seven-year NASCAR Busch Series career. He has won at eleven different tracks with the most wins coming at Bristol Motor Speedway (four). He also has two wins at Gateway International Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway and Richmond International Raceway. This weekend Harvick will visit another track where he has claimed a victory. Harvick won the race last year at Homestead-Miami Speedway in a dominating manner. "Happy" led more than 100 laps and beat Jamie McMurray and Kyle Busch to the checkered flag.

2006 HARVICK PLANS -- Kevin Harvick plans to race the entire Nextel Cup and Busch Series seasons next year. This will be the first time since 2001 that Harvick has attempted to run both series. In 2001, Harvick grabbed five NASCAR Busch Series wins and two NASCAR Nextel Cup wins. He was also named NASCAR Nextel Cup Rookie of the Year.

OWNER STANDINGS -- The REESE'S Racing team is fourth in the Busch Series Owner Standings, 323 points out of the top spot.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Jamie McMurray , Kyle Busch