BUSCH: Daytona: Kevin Harvick preview

Kevin Harvick / No. 29 Hershey's Kissables Chevrolet EVENT INFORMATION: Hershey's Kissables 300; Time and Date: 1:20 p.m. EDT, Saturday, Feb. 18; Site: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla.; Live Coverage: TNT (television)...

Kevin Harvick / No. 29 Hershey's Kissables Chevrolet

EVENT INFORMATION: Hershey's Kissables 300; Time and Date: 1:20 p.m. EDT, Saturday, Feb. 18; Site: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla.; Live Coverage: TNT (television) qualifying: 3:05 p.m. EST, Friday, Feb. 17, live on SPEED Channel.

TOP 10 WONDER: Harvick has seen great success in the Busch Series at Daytona International Speedway (DIS). In his seven career starts he has posted all top-10 finishes to go along with one pole at last July's Winn- Dixie 250.

KISSABLES DAY: Not only will Hershey's Kissables sponsor the Busch Series race here in Daytona this week but they are also sponsoring the No. 29 Hershey's Kissables Chevrolet driven by Kevin Harvick.

SUPER SPEEDWAY: Out of his 10 career starts on super speedways in the Busch Series, Harvick has qualified in the top-10 nine of those times. This includes the pole he won at last year's Winn-Dixie 250.Harvick also racked up eight top ten finishes in those 10 races.

131 AND COUNTING: Last year at Daytona International Speedway Harvick made his 110th career Busch Series start. This weekend at the Hershey's Kissables 300 he will be making his 132nd start. Since that milestone Harvick has collected four wins, 14 top-five finishes and 15 top-10 finishes.

LAPPING THE FIELD: Harvick will begin his eighth season in the Busch Series, when he takes the green flag at the Hershey's Kissables 300.He ranks in the top 20 in a lot of categories, but none better than laps lead. He is currently ranked third in career laps led in the Busch Series. Harvick has led 3,887 laps in 131 Busch Series races.

THE MAN: When you talk about the NASCAR Busch Series the name Kevin Harvick has to come up one way or another. Harvick has attained a significant amount of success in the NASCAR Busch Series. In 2000 he was victorious 3 times to be named Rookie of the Year. In 2001 Harvick claimed the Busch Series Championship along with the Most Popular Driver award. In his seven- year career he has collected 17 wins, 64 top-five finishes, 89 top-10 finishes and grabbed 13 poles.

Kevin Harvick Quotes:

"It is going to be awesome driving the No. 29 Hershey's Kissables Chevrolet during the Hershey's Kissables 300," Harvick said. "This is the third year that The Hershey Company has given me the opportunity to drive a specially-painted car during one of the most famous weekends in racing. The Busch Series race at Daytona is always very exciting, and I'll do my best to bring the No. 29 Hershey Kissables Chevy into victory lane,"

NOTES:

* This will be the 4th consecutive year that The Hershey Company will sponsor the Busch Race here in Daytona.

* Harvick will run 13 NEXTEL Cup races this season with REESE'S racing as a main sponsor.

* Harvick's next Hershey's sponsored race will be in the NEXTEL Cup Series at the California Speedway, where he will attempt to drive the No. 29 Ice Breakers Ice Cubes Chevrolet into victory lane.

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