Harvick Does Double-Duty In Indy, Starting With IRP Harvick on Indianapolis Raceway Park: "It's going to be a lot like the Truck used to be. Even though we have a new tire and more power, you're still going to have to work on getting forward...
Harvick Does Double-Duty In Indy, Starting With IRP
Harvick on Indianapolis Raceway Park: "It's going to be a lot like the Truck used to be. Even though we have a new tire and more power, you're still going to have to work on getting forward bite up off the corner. We still had to do that with less horsepower last year so forward bite is key. You have to try to make it turn in the center because you run right up against the wall. It's hard to make them turn and still get traction off the corner. So it's basically going to be the same old IRP, with just different circumstances."
"I like the track. It's unique in the line that you run around it. You don't run on the bottom of the racetrack. You diamond the corner, you run up to the wall in the center and drive it up off the corner high. It's different than a lot of the places we go to."
Harvick's Indianapolis Schedule Saturday in Indianapolis is going to be as busy as any day this season for Harvick because he's practicing both the GM Goodwrench Service Plus and ACDelco Chevrolet's at IMS and IRP, respectively and then qualifying both cars as well. He'll then run the Busch race at 8:00 p.m. that evening. <pre> Friday, August 3rd 12:30 p.m. NWC Rookie Meeting 2:00-3:00 p.m. NWC Practice
Saturday, August 4th 7:00 a.m. NWC Garage Opens at IMS 8:00-9:00 a.m. NWC Practice at IMS 10:15 a.m. NWC Qualifying at IMS, Harvick will go out first 10:30 a.m. Helicopter to IRP 11:30a.m.-1:30 p.m. Busch Practice at IRP 3:15 p.m. Cup Happy Hour starts (90 minutes) 3:30 p.m. Busch Qualifying, Harvick will go out first 3:45 p.m. Helicopter back to IMS for Cup Happy Hour 4:30 p.m. Cup Happy Hour concludes 4:45 p.m. Helicopter back to IRP 6:30 p.m. Busch Drivers Meeting at IRP 8:00 p.m. Start of Busch Race
Sunday, August 5th 11:30 a.m. Cup Drivers Meeting at IMS 1:00 p.m. Drivers Introductions 1:30 p.m. Start of the Brickyard 400 </pre> Harvick successfully completed his most difficult month to date, July, with two wins, four top-fives and five top-10 finishes in both Winston Cup and Busch. He completed three "Double Duty" weekends where he has run both Winston Cup and Busch at different tracks in different states. The last of the Double Duty weekends is October 20-21st at Memphis and Martinsville.
The Double-duty weekends are:
1. The Winston, Winston Cup, May 19th (finished 21st) & Nazareth, Busch May 20th (2nd)
2. Kentucky Busch, June 16th (finished 1st) & Pocono, Winston Cup June 17th (finished 15th)
3. Daytona Winston Cup, July 7th (25th) & Watkins Glen, Busch, July 8th (3rd)
4. Gateway, Busch, July 21st (1st) & New Hampshire (8th), Winston Cup, July 22nd
5. Pikes Peak, (3rd) Busch, July 28th & Pocono, (20th) Winston Cup, July 29th
6. Memphis, Busch, October 13th & Martinsville, Winston Cup, October 14th
* Harvick is the only driver in modern NASCAR history to attempt to compete in every Winston Cup and Busch Series event in the same season. All told, at the end of the season, Harvick will have competed in 70 races, every race on both schedules except for the Daytona 500 and he will compete in one Truck race at Richmond.
Harvick will be running two races this weekend in Indianapolis at two different tracks. <pre> Harvick's IRP Busch Stats Date Start Finish Laps Laps Led Status Money Points 8/4/00 6th 8th 200/200 0 Running $13,325 142
Harvick's IRP Truck Stats Date Start Finish Laps Laps Led Status Money Points 8/5/99 22nd 4th 201/201 22 Running $11,445 165 7/30/98 9th 11th 200/200 0 Running $7,470 130 7/37/97 19th 23rd 199/202 0 Running $5,550 94 </pre> Points Chase: Harvick is leading the Busch Series points by a season-high 163 points over second place Greg Biffle.
* Harvick has led the Busch points after 15 of the 21 races so far this year and he has never fallen further than third in the standings.
* Harvick has led more laps than any driver on the Series with 969.
* He has more Bud Poles with four (4) than any other competitor. Matt Kenseth and Ryan Newman are second with three.
* RCR has dominated Clevite Engine Builder of the Year standings with 292 points over Roush with 222.
* Harvick has the highest average starting position on the Busch Series with 5.95.
* He also has the highest average finishing position with 8.23.
Kevin Harvick will be logging more laps and miles, by far, than any other NASCAR driver this season. Here is the total to date. <pre> Busch Cup Daytona 300 miles --- Rockingham 200.94 miles 399.84 miles Las Vegas 298.5 miles 400.5 miles Atlanta 311.08 miles 500.5 miles Darlington 201.39 miles 401.41 miles Bristol 132.5 miles 265miles Texas 300 miles 501 miles M/rtinsville ---- 240.62 miles Nashville 299.25 miles ---- Talladega 170.24 miles 497.42 miles California 300 miles 500 miles Richmond 187.5 miles 299.25 miles Loudon 212miles ---- The Winston ---- 28.5 miles Nazareth 200 miles ---- Charlotte 297 miles 600 miles Dover 200 miles 400 miles Michigan ---- 400 miles Kentucky 300 miles ---- Pocono ----- 497.5 miles Sears Point ---- 224 miles Milwaukee 250 miles ---- Daytona ---- 400 miles Watkins Glen 201 miles ---- Chicago 289.5 miles 400 miles St. Louis 250 miles ---- Loudon ---- 317.4 miles Pikes Peak 250 miles ---- Pocono ---- 500 miles SUB TOTAL 5,150.9 miles 7,773.19 miles
GRAND TOTAL Harvick has run 12,924.09 miles this season in both the Winston Cup and Busch Series.