BUSCH: Dover II: Kevin Harvick preview

"We've got eight races left to go out and collect as many points as possible. We want to keep building on our lead and show everyone that the guys who work on the PayDay Chevy put out a great product each and every week. They've worked harder than...

"We've got eight races left to go out and collect as many points as possible. We want to keep building on our lead and show everyone that the guys who work on the PayDay Chevy put out a great product each and every week. They've worked harder than anybody this year, and they deserve all the credit." - Butch Hylton, Crew Chief

EVENT INFORMATION - Event: NASCAR Busch Series Stacker 200; Time and Date: 1 p.m. EDT, Saturday, Sept. 20; Site: Dover International Speedway, Dover, Del.; Live Coverage: TNT (television) and MRN (radio) at 1 p.m. EDT. Qualifying: 1:10 p.m. EDT, Friday, Sept. 19; Happy Hour: Friday, Sept. 19, following Winston Cup qualifying.

TOTALLY NUTS ABOUT RACING - The PayDay peanut caramel bar is in its first season as the primary sponsor of the No. 21 PayDay Chevrolet. The PayDay Chevy comes out of the Richard Childress Racing stable. Three other Hershey brands will accompany PayDay throughout the season: Zero, Whoppers and Whatchamacallit. PayDay Racing driver Kevin Harvick will compete in 16 of the 34 Busch Series events this season. Fellow RCR driver Johnny Sauter will drive the No. 21 PayDay Chevy in the 18 other events on the schedule.

HARVICK LOOKS TO BUILD ON TEAM'S SUCCESS - Kevin Harvick has piloted the PayDay Chevrolet for five of the last seven races. During that span, Harvick has collected a win at the Michigan International Speedway, a pole at the Darlington Raceway and five top-five finishes. The team has also built a 214-point lead in the Busch Series team standings.

DURING THE OFF WEEK - The Busch Series got its first of two September off weekends last week. The PayDay team did not spend time relaxing. The team loaded up the transporter and traveled to the Kansas Speedway for two days of testing. The team tested two cars, the No. 21 PayDay Chevy, which will be driven by Johnny Sauter in Kansas, and the No. 29 Sonic Chevy, which will be driven by Harvick in Kansas in the Busch Series event as well. The team had a successful test and is very optimistic about its return to the Kansas Speedway early next month.

"THE MONSTER MILE" - The Dover International Speedway is a one-mile, high-banked concrete track known as "The Monster Mile." The track takes its toll on many of the competitors and their cars.

LAST TIME THE PAYDAY TEAM VISITED THE MONSTER MILE - Johnny Sauter piloted the PayDay Chevy in the May event at Dover. Sauter qualified the No. 21 PayDay Chevy in the 24th position for the event and finished in the 21st position. It was a long weekend for the PayDay team, and they expect the second time around to be much more successful. In four Busch Series starts at Dover, Harvick has an average start of fourth and an average finish of 11th.

ANOTHER PAYDAY WIN? - The most recent Busch Series race was at the "Action Track," the Richmond International Raceway. Fans were treated to some of the best Busch Series racing of the season. PayDay Racing had something of a one-two sweep. Johnny Sauter won his first Busch Series event of the year driving the No. 43 Channellock car, and PayDay Racing teammate Kevin Harvick finished second.

THE CAR - This week, crew chief Butch Hylton will load chassis No. 027 onto the PayDay transporter. No. 027 has seen plenty of action this year, and has become a favorite of the PayDay team. The most recent on-track action for the car came in the form of a fifth-place finish at Darlington and a second-place finish at Richmond.

RANKINGS - After 26 events, the PayDay Racing team sits atop the team rankings, 214 points ahead of the No. 37 team (David Green) and 262 points ahead of the third-place No. 5 team (Brian Vickers).

BUTCH HYLTON ON RACING AT DOVER - "We didn't run real well there in the spring. We're going to go up there with the mindset to win. We made some adjustments from the spring, and we're taking our best car there. I'm really optimistic. It's a good track for Kevin and it's an important step towards achieving our goal. We've got good cars and great people around us. With a little luck, we can really be successful."

ON THE CHAMPIONSHIP HUNT - "We've got eight races left to go out and collect as many points as possible. We want to keep building on our lead and show everyone that the guys who work on the PayDay Chevy put out a great product each and every week. They've worked harder than anybody this year, and they deserve all the credit."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Kevin Harvick , David Green , Johnny Sauter , Brian Vickers
Teams Richard Childress Racing