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 No. 21 PayDay Chevy comes out of the Richard Childress Racing Busch stable. Three other Hershey brands...
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 No. 21 PayDay Chevy comes out of the Richard Childress Racing Busch stable. Three other Hershey brands will accompany PayDay throughout the season: Zero, Whoppers and Whatchamacallit. PayDay Racing driver Kevin Harvick will compete in approximately 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.
ONE-MILE MASTERS -- The PayDay racing team has proven to be successful at distances of one mile or less. The team has garnered two wins so far this season: one at the half-mile high banks of Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, and one win at the .75-mile Richmond (Va.) International Raceway. New Hampshire International Speedway has a 1.058-mile track.
CHICAGOLAND WOES -- The July 12 event at the Chicagoland Speedway started great for the PayDay team and driver Johnny Sauter. Sauter qualified the PayDay Chevrolet in the second position and competed in the top-five for the majority of the day. While running in the fourth position late in the race, Sauter experienced an engine failure and was forced to bring the PayDay Chevrolet into the garage for the day, resulting in a 27th-place finish.
SAUTER HAS BEEN IMPRESSIVE -- Johnny Sauter's string of six consecutive races with the PayDay team ended this past weekend in Chicago. During that period, Sauter has posted several strong runs and qualifying attempts. The period was highlighted by a fifth-place effort July 4 at the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.
THE CAR -- This weekend, crew chief Butch Hylton will load chassis No. 019 onto the PayDay transporter. The car is an old No. 2 team car from last season. Over the winter the car was rebuilt, and this will be its first race.
BUTCH HYLTON ON HARVICK IN THE CAR -- "We've been successful with Kevin in the car. We've got a new car this weekend, so it'll be good to have Kevin apply some of his experience to the car once we get to the track."
ON NEW HAMPSHIRE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY -- "I'm a little concerned this week about the track. There's a new asphalt surface, so we don't really know what the car is going to do. There's going to be four different divisions competing on the track, and there'll be three different tire compounds. So basically, it'll just be interesting to see how the track will react."
ON THE TEAM'S PROGRESS THIS SEASON -- "We've made a lot of progress. We've had good racecars all year long. Lately we've had some bad luck, but at the same time, we've been solid each week. The guys are really doing a great job."