* Harvick Aims For Fourth Consecutive Win At Richmond International Raceway * Remembering The Hokies: Virginia Native McClure Dons Special Helmet One More Equals Four: Harvick Seeks History At Richmond On Friday DAYTONA BEACH, Fla....
* Harvick Aims For Fourth Consecutive Win At Richmond International Raceway
* Remembering The Hokies: Virginia Native McClure Dons Special Helmet
One More Equals Four: Harvick Seeks History At Richmond On Friday
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 30, 2007) -- After watching his Kevin Harvick Inc. team finish 1-2 last Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway -- and capturing a sixth-place finish himself -- it could be tough for Kevin Harvick (No. 77 Dollar General Chevrolet) to top those experiences.
But the two-time and reigning NASCAR Busch Series champion can go one better Friday night at Richmond International Raceway.
A win at the .75-mile track would be his fourth in a row there dating back to the the fall of 2005. He won this event last May and followed with another win in September. And for good measure, he swept that weekend with his NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series win solidifying his spot in the Chase for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup. He's currently tied with Harry Gant, who won three straight at Richmond in 1991-92.
Harvick would join elite company at Richmond with another victory. He would tie Mark Martin -- the all-time leader in series wins (47) and Busch Poles (30) for the most wins at Richmond with five.
"Sparks, night racing and Victory Lane," Harvick answered when asked what first comes to mind when racing at Richmond.
"Any time I get in a race car I get in to win. I'm not really superstitious, so breaking records and things like that don't get to me. If we were able to win four in a row, it would be really special because it would come in a KHI car. I've never won in one of my own Busch cars and that would definitely be special to me."
Virginia Native McClure Honors Virginia Tech With Special Helmet
The shootings at Virginia Tech three weeks ago have led to many tributes to the victims, their families and the college community located in Blacksburg.
NASCAR has displayed the school's logo on the "B- post" of its cars and trucks to honor the victims over the last two weeks, culminating this weekend in Richmond.
Many drivers and teams have also paid tribute in various ways and Abingdon, Va., native Eric McClure (No. 0 Hefty Chevrolet) will do so this weekend with a specially-painted helmet by Canadian artist David Arrigo.
Arrigo will personally drive the helmet from Canada to Richmond and deliver it to McClure, who will don the headgear for the remainder of the 2007 season.
McClure, an avid Virginia Cavaliers fan, wanted to show his continued support as many heal from the tragic experience.
"I am extremely honored to have the opportunity to continue the tribute of the Virginia Tech community," he said. "It's an event that has touched all of our lives. Virginia Tech is a fine institution and their community will only grow stronger during the healing process. I am glad that I can do a small part to pay my respects."