BUSCH: Harvick pre-race Loudon

HARVICK ON LOUDON "I really enjoy Loudon. We ran well there last year and we had good runs in the Trucks, we just had some bad luck hit us in every race that resulted in only one top 10 finish for us. Last year in the Busch race we cut a ...

HARVICK ON LOUDON

"I really enjoy Loudon. We ran well there last year and we had good runs in the Trucks, we just had some bad luck hit us in every race that resulted in only one top 10 finish for us. Last year in the Busch race we cut a left rear tire after running in the top three all day. That got us a lap down and we were never able to get it back even though we did have one of the best cars."

"In 1999, we were leading for a little while and running up front until the motor let go and we had to go to the pits for a quick repair. It wasn't something that killed the motor, but that forced us to give up a lot of track position."

"It's important to stay on the lead lap. Because if you go down a lap, it's really hard to get it back."

WHAT IT TAKES TO BE SUCCESSFUL AT LOUDON

"Patience. Throttle control and a lot of motor. You have to make sure you don't drive too deep into the corners and get it turning through the center so you can motor down the long front and back stretches. You have to be as easy on your stuff as possible because the braking and accelerating can be hard on your brakes and motor."

HARVICK ON TAKING THE BUSCH POINTS LEAD

Harvick grabbed the point's lead after finishing fifth at Richmond and the previous point's leader, Greg Biffle, finished 37th. "It's pretty cool, but then again it's sometimes easier to chase than it is to be on top. It would be nice to have a couple hundred-point lead as opposed to just 41. We'll just try to build on it." <pre> Harvick's Loudon Busch Stats Date Start Finish Laps Laps Led Status Money Points 5/13/01 3rd 18th 199/200 15 Running $12,775 109

Harvick's Loudon NASCAR Truck Stats Date Start Finish Laps Laps Led Status Money Points 8/1/99 5th 15th 202/202 4 Running $7,545 118 8/2/98 9th 7th 200/200 0 Running $7,525 146

* In three (3) starts, Kevin Harvick has led 19 laps at Loudon * Harvick has started in the top 10 in all three races that he has run at Loudon. His average starting position is 5.67. * Harvick is averaging a 13.33 finishing position.

LAP COUNT Kevin Harvick will be logging more laps and miles, by far, than any other NASCAR driver this season. Here is the total to date. Busch Cup Daytona 300 miles --- Rockingham 200 miles 400 miles Las Vegas 298.5 miles 400.5 miles Atlanta 303 miles 500.5 miles Darlington 200 miles 500 miles Bristol 133.25 miles 266.5 miles Texas 300 miles 501 miles Martinsville ---- 238.8 miles Nashville 299.25 miles ---- Talladega 170.24 miles 500.08 miles California 300 miles 500 miles Richmond 250 miles 299.25 miles

SUB TOTAL 2,754.24 miles 4,106.63 miles

GRAND TOTAL Harvick has run 6,860.87 miles this season in both the Winston Cup and Busch Series. * In NASCAR Busch, Harvick has completed 2004 out of a possible 2,055 laps for a 97.5% completed lap percentage. * In Winston Cup, Harvick has completed 3,401 out of 3,454 possible laps for a 98.46% completed lap percentage.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Greg Biffle