Talladega: Kevin Harvick preview

This Week's Shell-Pennzoil Chevrolet at Talladega Superspeedway ... Kevin Harvick will pilot Chassis No. 237 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable. This Shell-Pennzoil Chevrolet won the 2010 Bud Shootout at Daytona in...

This Week's Shell-Pennzoil Chevrolet at Talladega Superspeedway ... Kevin Harvick will pilot Chassis No. 237 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable. This Shell-Pennzoil Chevrolet won the 2010 Bud Shootout at Daytona in February.

Career Talladega Stats ... The Aaron's 499 marks Harvick's 331st career start in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

* In 18 NSCS starts at the 2.66-mile superspeedway, Harvick owns one pole, three top-five and seven top-10 finishes.

* He has led at least one lap in 11 of those 18 starts.

* He owns an average start of 23.2 and an average finish of 16.3 at Talladega.

Loopy in Talladega ... Over the last 10 Talladega races, the No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil driver is ninth in fastest laps run. He is also third overall in total green flag passes. Additionally the Bakersfield, Calif., driver is ninth in total laps led.

Double Duty in Talladega ... In addition to his driving duties with the No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil Chevrolet, Harvick will race Kevin Harvick Incorporated's No. 33 Chevrolet in the April 24th Aaron's 312 Nationwide Series event.

Texas Recap ... Last weekend in Texas, Harvick finished seventh and scored his fifth top-10 finish in the season's first eight races. Harvick maintained his fourth-place slot in the championship standings.

KEVIN HARVICK:

You won the Bud Shootout and led the most laps in the Daytona 500, finishing seventh. Does that give you extra confidence this weekend in Talladega?

"I think running well in general gives you confidence, and we have done that this year. We certainly started the year off well in Daytona with a very strong Speedweeks, but Daytona and Talladega are different. Handling comes into play much more at Daytona than Talladega. I am certainly confident that we will have a fast car and a strong ECR engine, which will hopefully give us a good shot at winning."

When you tested here last month with the spoiler, could you tell a big difference with it as opposed to the wing?

"The cars themselves didn't really change much as far as how they drive in the draft. The biggest change is your ability to be able to see out in front of you. That has improved significantly. With the wing it was hard to see out in front of the car directly in front of you. But now with the spoiler, it definitely improves your vision which helps tremendously in the draft."

-source: rcr

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