BUSCH: Phoenix: Kevin Harvick preview

EVENT INFORMATION -- Event: NASCAR Busch Series Bashas' Supermarkets 200; Time and Date: 9:10 p.m. EDT, Friday, April 22; Site: Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, Ariz. Live Coverage: FX (television) at 8:30 p.m. EDT and MRN (radio) at 8 p.m.

EVENT INFORMATION -- Event: NASCAR Busch Series Bashas' Supermarkets 200; Time and Date: 9:10 p.m. EDT, Friday, April 22; Site: Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, Ariz. Live Coverage: FX (television) at 8:30 p.m. EDT and MRN (radio) at 8 p.m. EDT; Qualifying: 4:30 p.m. EDT, Friday, April 22, live on SPEED (television).

HARVICK AT PHOENIX -- Harvick has competed in five Busch Series races at Phoenix International Raceway, completing 94 percent of the laps. He has an average starting position of ninth and an average finishing spot of 16th to accompany two top-five finishes.

BUSY HARVICK -- This weekend's events at Phoenix will be hectic for Harvick, but so has the last couple of weeks. Beginning three weeks ago at Bristol, Harvick has driven in six races, including three NEXTEL Cup races, two Busch Series races and a Craftsman Truck Series race. Harvick will pull "double duty" this weekend and at Talladega by competing in the Busch Series and Nextel Cup Series events.

DID YOU KNOW? -- The last pole that Harvick won in the Busch Series was at Phoenix International Raceway on Nov. 1, 2003. In 2003, Harvick won five Busch Series poles. He has a total of 11 Busch poles.

HARVICK ON TRACK -- Harvick will be on the race track for 15 of the remaining 27 races. He will run this weekend in Phoenix and also next weekend in Talladega.

ONE YEAR AGO -- Harvick battled at Phoenix for a 13th-place finish. Harvick ran inside the top-five during the early stages of the race, but a miscue on the second pit stop of the day saw Harvick fall to the middle of the field. He would rally, however, and move near the top-10 before his car became hard to handle near the end of the race. On the last lap, Harvick was fighting for position with four other cars.

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OWNERS' POINTS -- The REESE'S Racing team is currently fourth in the Busch Series Owners' Standings, 191 points out of the top spot.

THE CAR -- This week crew chief Rick Viers will load chassis No. 024 on the REESE'S transporter. The car is one of the team's favorites. Clint Bowyer drove the car three different times last season. He drove the car at both Nashville events (finished fourth and third, respectively) and at Memphis (finished fourth).

QUICK QUOTES AND NOTES

Crew chief Rick Viers on Harvick at Phoenix -- "We are really looking for a top-five finish this weekend at Phoenix. Kevin has been very solid at Phoenix. He has put together some really good runs in the past couple of years. We're also taking a great car for these mile tracks, so I'm optimistic that we'll unload well."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Clint Bowyer