BUSCH: Loudon: Kevin Harvick preview

NEW ENGLAND ROCKET -- Harvick has seen great success in just four Busch Series visits to New Hampshire International Speedway (NHIS). He has started in the top-seven in each of the four races and owns two Busch pole awards. "Happy" Harvick has two...

NEW ENGLAND ROCKET -- Harvick has seen great success in just four Busch Series visits to New Hampshire International Speedway (NHIS). He has started in the top-seven in each of the four races and owns two Busch pole awards. "Happy" Harvick has two second-place finishes and an average finish of seventh. He also has four top-10 finishes in the Nextel Cup Series at NHIS.

RECORD-HOLDER -- Kevin Harvick holds the record for qualifying at NHIS. This record was set May 11, 2001, when Harvick recorded a speed of 130.716 mph (29.138 sec.).

123 AND COUNTING -- Last year at NHIS Harvick made his 100th career Busch Series start, and this weekend he will be making his 123rd start. Since that milestone Harvick has collected three wins, 12 top-five finishes and 14 top-10 finishes. He is now ranked in the top-20 in both all-time Busch Series poles and all-time Busch Series top-five finishes.

ONE-MILE TRACKS -- Harvick has attained a significant amount of success on tracks that are less than or equal to one mile. Harvick has collected eight wins, 34 top-five finishes, 50 top-10 finishes and 7 poles in his Busch Series career on these types of tracks. "Happy" Harvick also has an average starting spot of eighth and an average finish of 11th, which is fifth on the list of all-time leaders.

A WINNER AT CHICAGO -- REESE'S Racing driver Kevin Harvick held off Greg Biffle and Ryan Newman to win his third career race and first in the NASCAR Busch Series at Chicagoland Speedway. The victory was Harvick's 15th in the Busch Series, tying him with Randy LaJoie, Todd Bodine, Larry Pearson and Morgan Shepherd for 14th place on the list of drivers with the most victories.

MILLER TIME -- Brandon Miller will be testing in St. Louis and Indy the next couple of weeks to prepare for the next three weeks of racing. Miller will be in the driver's seat starting next weekend at Pikes Peak International Raceway.

OWNERS' POINTS -- The REESE'S Racing team is fifth in the Busch Series Owners' Points Standings with 199 points less than the leader.

THE CAR -- The REESE'S Racing team will load chassis No. 040 on the REESE'S transporter. This is the same car that Harvick drove to victory lane in Las Vegas last year. Harvick and Clint Bowyer also drove it to five top-five finishes last season.

QUICK QUOTES AND NOTES:

Crew chief Rick Viers on New Hampshire -- "Kevin runs very well at Loudon, and he's found a good comfort level in the cars there. I'm excited to get there and see what kind of weekend we can put together. Kevin has two second-place finishes there, so we want to one-up that this weekend."

On the win at Chicagoland -- "I think the win was great for the REESE'S Racing team. Everything just seemed to flow smoothly. Harvick drove the race flawlessly and the pit guys made no mistakes, and that is what you have to have to win races. I just hope we can keep the good work up and win a few more this season."

Harvick will drive the REESE'S Chevrolet in five of the next 10 Busch Series events.

After this weekend Harvick will return to the REESE'S Chevrolet August 13 at Watkins Glen International.

Harvick has finished in the top five eight out of 12 Busch Series races this season.

Miller will be testing the No. 21 Chevrolet in St. Louis and Indy the next couple of weeks.

Miller will return to the REESE'S Chevrolet July 23 at Pikes Peak International Raceway.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Todd Bodine , Kevin Harvick , Greg Biffle , Ryan Newman , Morgan Shepherd , Brandon Miller , Clint Bowyer