Atlanta II: No pumpkin for Harvick

Smashing Pumpkin HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (October 23, 2002) - The "Linus" name-calling for Kevin Harvick ceases this weekend. There will be no Great Pumpkin this Halloween season. The No. 29 GM Goodwrench Service team decided yesterday to fore-go...

Smashing Pumpkin

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (October 23, 2002) - The "Linus" name-calling for Kevin Harvick ceases this weekend. There will be no Great Pumpkin this Halloween season.

The No. 29 GM Goodwrench Service team decided yesterday to fore-go bringing "Pumpkin" (chassis No. 093) to Atlanta as previously noted. The team tested chassis No. 88 ("Old Faithful") at (Fort Mitchell) Kentucky Speedway this week and plans to turn the Chevrolet Monte Carlo around for this weekend's Winston Cup event.

Old Faithful was last used at Kansas Speedway where, before a pit stop error cost the team valuable time, it ran second and first all day. Old Faithful was used at Chicagoland Speedway (first 2002 win) and has garnered the No. 29 GM Goodwrench Service team a great deal of success.

"I love chassis No. 88. It's my favorite car and it's coming this weekend. This car has done me no wrong. Every time we take it out, we're in sync with it. We can throw anything at it and it responds every time. The thing about it is it's not really all that tricked-out. It's pretty basic, but it flies. We were a little worried that we might run the magic out of it, but that doesn't seem possible. Half of the time, racing well means being confident in what you're driving. I'm confident in everything I drive at RCR (Richard Childress Racing), but when you're in a car that has the history that Old Faithful does, it brings it to a whole new level," Harvick said.

-rcr-

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kevin Harvick
Teams Richard Childress Racing