This Week's Shell-Pennzoil Chevrolet at Richmond International Raceway ... Kevin Harvick will pilot Chassis No. 304 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable. Built brand new for 2010, the team raced this Chevrolet Impala...
This Week's Shell-Pennzoil Chevrolet at Richmond International Raceway ... Kevin Harvick will pilot Chassis No. 304 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable. Built brand new for 2010, the team raced this Chevrolet Impala at Phoenix, Richmond and New Hampshire, finishing 13th, third and fifth, respectively.
Clincher ... Harvick and the No. 29 team clinched a berth in the 2010 Chase for the Sprint Cup following their win at Michigan in August. Harvick scored his third points-paying win of the year, and currently has 30 bonus points once the Chase field is set.
Follow the Leader ... After his 33rd-place effort at Atlanta Motor Speedway last weekend, Harvick remains the leader in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings. Harvick enjoys a lead of 219 points over second. For the season, he has earned three wins, 11 top-five and 16 top-10 finishes. At the same time, the 14-time NSCS winner has finished 14th or better in 21 of the season's first 25 events.
Double Dip in Richmond ... In addition to his driving duties with the No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil Chevrolet, Harvick will drive Kevin Harvick Incorporated's No. 33 Chevrolet Impala in the Sept. 10 Richmond 250 Nationwide Series event. The race will air live on ESPN2 beginning at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The race will also be broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and Sirius Satellite Radio.
Looking at Richmond, you've secured your spot in the Chase, so do you just go nuts for the win? "Absolutely, Richmond has been a great race track for us. That's the last one to have a free for all, and just do what you have to do. It is also the last weekend to prepare yourself for what is coming in the next 10 weeks. We have to have our stuff together, and I think we should run well. I enjoy Richmond, and I think it suits everything that we do at RCR, and always has since I've been there. It should be a good weekend."
Last time at Richmond, all three RCR cars were up front. How cool is that to be at a race with all three of you up there and have a shot? "It's rewarding to be honest, and I think we all respect it a lot more after last year and the effort that everyone put in. I think everyone was probably a little bit greedy and wanting to beat the other guy, and now when you see the season we had last year, and you come back this year and see all three cars up there, it's just good for the company. It's good for everyone involved on the race team to see the cars run well. It's very rewarding for the company. Obviously, you want to win and I think all of us have had our opportunity to win, and we've capitalized on some of them. It's just good to see everyone run well because I know how good it makes everyone feel at the shop."
If you could do it, would you give up a spot or two to let Clint in? "Absolutely, I think you have to. It's important for our company, it's important for all of our sponsors to see that. Whatever we have to do, we'll do."