Loudon: Kevin Harvick Friday report

MORNING PRACTICE: First practice is complete here at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Harvick finished practice 3rd fastest in the No. 2 JEGS Chevrolet Silverado. Harvick did a total of 9 laps over the course of one run. Because of some early ...

MORNING PRACTICE:

First practice is complete here at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Harvick finished practice 3rd fastest in the No. 2 JEGS Chevrolet Silverado. Harvick did a total of 9 laps over the course of one run.

Because of some early showers, Harvick waited to get into the truck until some of his competitors had made a few laps. Once he began practice, his times got better with every lap, and he went to the top of the leader board after running a 29.703-second lap. Bringing the truck back to the garage he stated that the truck was "ridiculous good" and commended the guys on a job well done. By the end of practice, Kyle Busch and Todd Bodine passed the No. 2, ultimately making Kevin 3rd fastest.

FINAL PRACTICE:

Final practice is complete from here at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Kevin Harvick finished the session 2nd fastest with a lap time of 29.252 after making 35 laps over 6 runs.

Following his first run, Kevin stated that the truck needed a little bit more rear grip and was a little too free to really push the truck hard. The splitter was hitting the ground in the right front, and the truck needed a little bit more tape in order to warm it up. The team made a right front spring change and a left rear shock change in addition to adding tape to the brakes and grille.

The adjustments improved the truck, and the splitter was barely skimming the track, but the truck needed more tape to get the brakes hotter. The team then experimented with potential changes for the race tomorrow before switching over to qualifying trim. Kevin ran his fastest lap of the session in the second lap of his qualifying run.

Overall Kevin felt that the truck had a good balance for tomorrow. Qualifying begins tomorrow at 10:05 a.m. ET. The Truck Series will once again utilize the multi-truck qualifying format, and based on today's practice times, Kevin will go out 35th.

-source: team jegs/khi

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Todd Bodine , Kevin Harvick , Kyle Busch