BUSCH: Talladega: Kevin Harvick preview

NEW LOOK IN '06: Reese's Racing has made the jump as a primary sponsor, from the Busch Series to the NEXTEL Cup Series. Reese's will be the primary sponsor on the No. 29 Chevy for 13 races throughout the 2006 season, while GM Goodwrench...

NEW LOOK IN '06: Reese's Racing has made the jump as a primary sponsor, from the Busch Series to the NEXTEL Cup Series. Reese's will be the primary sponsor on the No. 29 Chevy for 13 races throughout the 2006 season, while GM Goodwrench will partner up and sponsor the other 24 races. Reese's will hopefully carry its luck with Harvick to the Cup series. In just two full seasons in the Busch Series, Reese's Racing earned five victories, 29 top- five finishes, 40 top-10 finishes, three pole positions and led 917 laps spanning 69 races. With the success that Reese's and GM have in racing it should be a year to remember for the No. 29 GM Goodwrench/Reese's Chevrolet.

SWEEPING THE COMPETITION: Harvick completed his second weekend sweep of his NASCAR career, after winning the Basha's Supermarkets 200 and Subway Fresh 500 this past weekend in Phoenix. Harvick's first sweep came back in March of 2005 at Bristol Motor Speedway, where he won the Sharpie Professional 250 and the Food City 500, carrying colors of the Reese's Chocolate Lovers vs. Peanut Butter Cup Lovers campaign.

SPECIAL PAINT SCHEME: The No. 29 Reese's Chevrolet will be sporting Reese's Caramel Cups once again this weekend in Talladega. Last time Reese's Caramel Cups were on the No. 29 Chevrolet, Harvick drove it to a fifth place finish at Texas Motor Speedway. Reese's Caramel Cups is one of six special paint schemes Reese's will run throughout the 2006 season.

RUNNING IT: Team Reese's will race chassis No. 087 this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. The No. 29 team ran this chassis last year at both races in Daytona and Talladega.

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION: Kevin Harvick teamed up with 2004 IRL Champion and Hershey's driver Tony Kanaan to film a commercial promoting the new Reese's Caramel Cups.

HARVICK & TALLADEGA: Harvick has five top-10 finishes in the last six races at Talladega Superspeedway including starting from the pole position in last year's Aaron's 499.

REESE'S PIT CREW WILL MAKE AN APPEARANCE: The No. 29 Reese's Caramel Cup pit crew will make an appearance this Sunday from 9:15-9:45 am at the

No. 29 Reese's/GM Goodwrench souvenir hauler. The team will be on hand to meet and greet with fans and sign autographs. A limited number of free pictures of the Reese's team, at this year's Budweiser Shootout, will be handed out to fans.

QUICK QUOTES:

Kevin Harvick on racing a full NEXTEL Cup and Busch Series in 2006: "I think, you know, we decided to do that obviously before they changed the schedule on impounds, but the practice has backed off a little bit. I think with the limited testing and the limited amount of tire availability, I think it will be important to understand the tires and understand, you know, cambers and tire wear and air pressures and things like that. Those are the main reasons that we're doing it."

Kevin Harvick on running at Talladega: "I have always really liked the bigger tracks. It's way more mental than physical. You're worn out by the end of the race. You spend a lot of time looking in the mirrors anticipating the other guy's next move. You have to make sure you are in the right spot, but it's hard to know when that is and when not to make the move. There is so much shuffling around that goes on, just like Daytona, but probably even more at Talladega."

Crew Chief Todd Berrier on what it will take for a fifth straight top-10 finish: "First off we can't afford any mistakes, good fuel mileage and a lot of luck. Handling doesn't come into play like it does at Daytona. It is all about luck."

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Series NASCAR Cup , NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Tony Kanaan