BUSCH: Charlotte: Kevin Harvick preview

RECORD-HOLDER -- Harvick holds the Busch Series qualifying record at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Harvick averaged 184.445 mph (29.277 sec.) on May 24, 2003. HARVICK AT CHARLOTTE -- Harvick has competed in eight Busch Series races at Lowe's Motor ...

RECORD-HOLDER -- Harvick holds the Busch Series qualifying record at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Harvick averaged 184.445 mph (29.277 sec.) on May 24, 2003.

HARVICK AT CHARLOTTE -- Harvick has competed in eight Busch Series races at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Harvick has yet to record a win, but he has three poles, two top-five finishes and five top-10 finishes.

DID YOU KNOW? -- Harvick has finished in the top-five in six of eight Busch Series starts this season. "Happy" Harvick will be in the REESE'S Chevy for 12 of the remaining 23 Busch Series races.

THE DECK LID -- The REESE'S Racing Chevrolet will sport the Okuma America Corporation logo on the deck lid for the next two races (Charlotte and Dover). Okuma America Corporation is the United States based affiliate of Okuma Corporation, a world leader in CNC (Computer Numeric Controls) and machining technology, founded in 1898 in Nagoya, Japan. Okuma has been the official CNC machine manufacturer for Richard Childress Racing since 2000. The Charlotte operation is the headquarters for the manufacturing and training facilities for the North and South American operation.

MILLER TIME -- On Thursday, May 26, Miller will sign autographs from 3-4 p.m. at the "Creative Loafing" booth at the Food Lion Speed Street Festival.

THE TEST -- The REESE'S team tested at Lowe's Motor Speedway two weeks ago, working on many different setups to go along with the new and improved track surface. Harvick and the REESE'S team are pleased with the car, as they chase their second win of the season.

OWNERS' POINTS -- The REESE'S Racing team is second in the Busch Series Owners' Points Standings, separated from the top spot by 156 points.

THE CAR -- The REESE'S Racing team will unload chassis No. 050 at Lowe's Motor Speedway. This chassis is new for the 2005 season.

QUICK QUOTES AND NOTES

Crew chief Ricky Viers on the new and improved Lowe's Motor Speedway -- "The track was pretty good when we tested. I have heard a bunch of mixed feelings after the Craftsman Truck race and the Nextel All-Star race, but I guess we will see how we are after the first practice."

On the test -- "Our test went really good. We applied some things on our Busch car that Kevin really likes on his Cup car and I think it really helped us. We were a little tight at the end of the test, but we will be good during the race."

On the team performance -- "I feel like we are ahead of schedule. We can't argue with a win and four second-place finishes. I feel like we have been competitive every weekend, and that is what I ask out of my guys every weekend."

Kevin Harvick on the test at Lowe's Motor Speedway -- The test went really well. The track is really smooth and a lot different then last year. The REESE'S Chevy was a little tight but overall I am pleased."

* Miller will drive the REESE'S Chevrolet in three consecutive Busch Series events after Dover. His first race will be at Nashville Superspeedway.

* May 17-18 the REESE'S team tested at Kentucky Speedway. Miller drove the car during the test.

* Harvick has never had a DNF (did not finish) at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

* Miller's next test will be in a couple of weeks at Kentucky Speedway.

* Harvick has yet to win a Busch Series pole this season. He started from the pole during both races at Lowe's Motor Speedway in 2003.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
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