EVENT INFORMATION - Event: NASCAR Busch Series Funai 250; Time and Date: 8 p.m. EDT, Friday, Sept. 5; Site: Richmond (Va.) International Raceway; Live Coverage: TNT (television) at 8 p.m. EDT and MRN (radio) at 7:30 p.m. EDT. Qualifying: 3 p.m.
EVENT INFORMATION -
Event: NASCAR Busch Series Funai 250; Time and Date: 8 p.m. EDT, Friday, Sept. 5; Site: Richmond (Va.) International Raceway; Live Coverage: TNT (television) at 8 p.m. EDT and MRN (radio) at 7:30 p.m. EDT. Qualifying: 3 p.m. EDT, Thursday, Sept. 4; Happy Hour: Thursday, Sept. 4, 6:15 p.m. EDT.
TOTALLY NUTS ABOUT RACING -
The PayDay peanut caramel bar is in its first season as the primary sponsor of the PayDay Chevrolet. The PayDay Chevy comes out of the Richard Childress Racing Busch Series stable. Three other Hershey brands will accompany PayDay throughout the season: Zero, Whoppers and Whatchamacallit. PayDay Racing driver Kevin Harvick will compete in 16 of the 34 Busch Series events this season. Fellow RCR driver Johnny Sauter will drive the PayDay Chevy in the 18 other events on the schedule.
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RICHMOND REPEAT? -
Kevin Harvick won the May Busch Series event at the Richmond International Raceway, his second Busch Series victory of the season. Harvick will try for the clean sweep Friday night at Richmond.
A ROCK 'N' ROLL HONEY ROASTED ATTITUDE -
Racing under the lights is always exciting at "The action track," Richmond International Raceway. This weekend will have added excitement, as the No. 21 car carries the bright orange Honey Roasted Reese's/PayDay paint scheme in the Busch Series event. On Saturday night, Harvick's Winston Cup car will have a special paint scheme themed commemorating Sugar Ray, a rock 'n' roll band with an impressive string of top-10 hit records. The Sugar Ray paint scheme is part of Chevrolet's Rock and Roll weekend at Richmond.
HARVICK EARNS THIRD POLE OF THE YEAR -
PayDay Racing driver Kevin Harvick earned his third Busch Series pole of the year last weekend at the Darlington (S.C.) Raceway. Harvick looked for a strong showing at Darlington and got one with a fifth-place finish. He backed up that performance on Sunday, when he finished second in the Southern 500.
DID YOU KNOW? -
In the 11 Busch Series events Harvick has competed in this season, he has three wins, three poles, nine top-five finishes and 11 top-10 finishes. Harvick has collected more bonus points than any other driver (80), and has led more laps than any other driver (703).
THE CAR -
This week, crew chief Butch Hylton will load chassis No. 019 onto the PayDay transporter, the same car that sat on the pole and finished fifth last weekend in Darlington. The car previously saw action in July at the Pikes Peak (Colo.) International Raceway, where Johnny Sauter drove the car to a fourth-place finish.
TEAM RANKINGS -
After 25 events, the PayDay Racing team leads the team rankings by 180 points over the No. 10 team (Scott Riggs) and 199 points over the third-place No. 37 team (David Green). PayDay has not been ranked lower than third this season and has occupied the top spot since the eighth race of the season.
BUTCH HYLTON ON RICHMOND -
"I hope we're better than we were last time. We've been working hard on our new short-track package, and I feel like we're getting stronger every week. It should be another exciting night at Richmond. Hopefully we can repeat May's results."
BUTCH HYLTON ON SHORT TRACK SUCCESS -
"We won our first short track race and really have just been getting stronger every time out. We try to do the right things each week that will make us better in the long run. So far we've been able to accomplish that and make real strides in our program."