BUSCH: Richmond: Kevin Harvick preview

EVENT INFORMATION - Event: NASCAR Busch Series Hardee's 250; Time and Date: 7 p.m. ET, Friday, May 2; Site: Richmond International Raceway; Live Coverage: FX (television) and MRN (radio) at 7 p.m. ET. Qualifying: 4 p.m. ET, Friday, May 1; Happy ...

EVENT INFORMATION - Event: NASCAR Busch Series Hardee's 250; Time and Date: 7 p.m. ET, Friday, May 2; Site: Richmond International Raceway; Live Coverage: FX (television) and MRN (radio) at 7 p.m. ET. Qualifying: 4 p.m. ET, Friday, May 1; Happy Hour: Friday, May 1, 6:30 p.m. ET, approx.

TOTALLY NUTS ABOUT RACING - The PayDay peanut caramel bar enters 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 15 of the 34 Busch Series events this season. Fellow RCR driver Johnny Sauter will drive the PayDay Chevy in the 19 other events on the schedule.

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HARVICK EARNS FIRST POLE OF THE YEAR - PayDay Racing driver Kevin Harvick blistered the California Speedway in a lap time of 39.143 sec. at a speed of 183.941 mph on his way to earning his first Bud Pole of the year for the PayDay team. Harvick's pole sitting lap was also a California Speedway record for the Busch Series.

HARVICK COLLECTS ANOTHER WIN - Kevin Harvick captured his second Late Model Stock win at Mesa Marin Speedway in as many years Saturday night. Harvick came from the back of the pack to win the event in his hometown of Bakersfield.

BUSCH WHACKER - Last weekend's Busch race in California provided the series with some West Coast exposure and another Winston Cup driver with a win. After nine events there have been eight wins by Winston Cup drivers, with Harvick claiming one of those wins in Bristol. Along with the eight wins by Cup drivers, they have also captured three Bud Pole awards, with Harvick claiming one in California. Harvick will be among five of the Winston Cup drivers expected to compete this weekend in Richmond.

TEAM RANKINGS - After nine events, the PayDay Racing team leads the team rankings by 41 points over the No. 92 team (Todd Bodine) and 38 points over the third-place No. 1 team (McMurray/Stremme). PayDay has not been ranked lower than third this season and has occupied the top spot after five of the nine events this season.

KEVIN HARVICK ON RICHMOND

It's what some call the "perfect short track." It's a flat, three-quarter mile race track that's a lot of fun to race, and plenty of banging around with the other drivers."

-rcr-

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Todd Bodine , Kevin Harvick , Johnny Sauter
Teams Richard Childress Racing