Driver - Kevin Harvick Crew Chief - Todd Berrier Owner - Richard Childress Kevin Harvick's comments on testing South Boston's .4-mile track: "We tested South Boston for two days. The first day we had to dodge cracks in the track...
Driver - Kevin Harvick
Crew Chief - Todd Berrier
Owner - Richard Childress Kevin Harvick's comments on testing South Boston's .4-mile track:
"We tested South Boston for two days. The first day we had to dodge cracks in the track that were leaking fluid, so we only had one groove we could run in turns one and two. The second day, the track looked better and we made long runs - 100 lap runs. I left South Boston with 680 laps under my belt which is 680 more laps than I had going into Dover. I've also been testing the NASCAR computer game for Papyrus. Believe it or not, that game gave me more insight than anything else at Dover. The very first lap I took at Dover Downs I started laughing thinking the track was just like the game. Hopefully, a combination of testing the game and testing the real thing should help us in South Boston."
Harvick's strategy for South Boston?
"Strategy is simple," Harvick stated. "Start up front, finish up front. Making it happen is not quite as simple. Everyone starts pretty even because you have to race with the set up you qualify with. Everyone knows how important it is to start in the front at the short tracks. I have a lot of confidence in the car we're taking up there. It's already given me my best finish and I know it's up for a victory lane visit too." 30 Seconds w/ the Crew Chief:
Todd Berrier and the ACDelco crew will run the same car in South Boston that they took to Richmond and Loudon. Additionally, the team has high hopes of carrying the same car to Myrtle Beach the following week. Harvick finished a third at RIR, giving the freshman team its best finish of the season, as well as the team's best qualifying effort (third) in Loudon.
"I have some Late Model and some Busch Series experience at South Boston along with several of our crew members and teammates, so we're not going into the race in full rookie status," Berrier said. "We went to the test with a car we knew would be decent. Kevin caught on fast, found several lines that worked, and even around the puddles looked good." As far as strategy, Berrier smirked and said, "We need to start at the front of the pack, lead laps, avoid accidents and find the checkered first. We really want to take this car to Myrtle Beach the following weekend, so at least bringing the car home in one piece would be nice. Easier said then done at South Boston."