BUSCH: Michigan: Kevin Harvick preview

EVENT INFORMATION -- Event: NASCAR Busch Series Domino's Pizza 250; Time and Date: 3 p.m. EDT, Saturday, Aug. 20; Site: Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Mich. Live Coverage: TNT (television) at 3 p.m. EDT and MRN (radio) at 2:30 p.m....

EVENT INFORMATION -- Event: NASCAR Busch Series Domino's Pizza 250; Time and Date: 3 p.m. EDT, Saturday, Aug. 20; Site: Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Mich. Live Coverage: TNT (television) at 3 p.m. EDT and MRN (radio) at 2:30 p.m. EDT; Qualifying: 10 a.m. EDT, Saturday, Aug. 20, live on SPEED (television).

A BEAR OF A TROPHY -- Harvick crossed the finish line first in 2003 to win the Cabela's 250. He won the massive, 150-pound, bronze trophy that depicts two grizzly bears fighting, a replica of the 20-foot tall "Fierce Encounter" bronze statue standing guard over the Dundee, Mich., retail store. It marked Harvick's 11th career Busch Series win.

WHAT'S NEXT? -- The next three races for Harvick occur at what could be considered his best three tracks. Harvick has six of his 15 career Busch Series wins at these tracks. Harvick has one win, two top-five finishes and three top-10 finishes in four starts at Michigan International Speedway. He has four wins and seven top-five finishes in 11 starts at Bristol. At Richmond, Harvick has one win, five top-five finishes and six top-10 finishes in nine starts.

REESE'S BIG CUP -- REESE'S, one of the nation's most popular candy brands, is giving consumers even more to love with the permanent addition of the REESE'S BIG CUP. REESE'S BIG CUP, which made its limited edition debut July 2003, will be an everyday fixture on candy store shelves nationwide.

REESE'S AND KEVIN HARVICK SUPPORT VICTORY JUNCTION GANG -- Kevin Harvick will help celebrate the addition of the REESE'S BIG CUP by driving the No. 29 REESE'S BIG CUP Chevrolet during the highly anticipated Nextel Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 27. In honor of Harvick driving the REESE'S BIG CUP car, REESE'S Racing will make a $10,000 donation to the Victory Junction Gang Camp, a proud charity of NASCAR and non-profit organization created to enrich the lives of children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses.

MILLER TIME -- Brandon Miller will be back behind the wheel of the REESE'S Chevrolet Sept. 3 in his home state of California. This will mark Miller's 10th start of the season and his 11th career NASCAR Busch Series Start.

OWNERS' POINTS -- The REESE'S Racing team is fifth in the Busch Series Owner Standings with 342 points less than the leader.

QUICK QUOTES AND NOTES:

Crew chief Rick Viers on Michigan -- "Michigan is a motor track, and we'll be bringing our best there. Obviously, Kevin has a win at Michigan and has always run well there in the past. There's going to be some very good cars in the field, but we're going to be one of those. I'm looking forward to a good weekend in Michigan."

On the next three races with Kevin -- "It'll be good from several aspects. One, it helps us build momentum and rhythm with Kevin, since he'll be with us for three out of the next four races. You also have to figure in that the tracks we'll be going to are some of Kevin's best tracks, and that'll give us a great shot to make a run at the some of the teams ahead of us in the points."

Kevin Harvick on the Victory Junction Donation -- "I am excited to be part of the national launch of the REESE'S BIG CUP. My wife, DeLana, and I are huge supporters and fans of Victory Junction Gang Camp, so this adds even more incentive for me to drive the No. 29 REESE'S BIG CUP car to a win in Bristol."

* Harvick will drive the REESE'S Chevrolet in six of the final 11 NASCAR Busch Series events.

* Harvick has finished in the top five in eight of 13 Busch Series races this season.

* Harvick has 15 wins in the NASCAR Busch Series.

* Harvick has won two Busch Series poles this season.

-rcr/khi-

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Brandon Miller