Kevin Harvick and the No. 33 Bad Boy Buggies Chevrolet team picked up a ninth-place result at Phoenix International Raceway in the 200-lap NASCAR Nationwide Series event Saturday afternoon. Starting from the third position, the two-time series champion battled a loose-handling Chevrolet during the early laps, but maintained a position within the top five until a two-tire pit stop under caution on lap 132. With varying pit strategies playing throughout the field, the Richard Childress Racing driver lined up eighth for the ensuing restart. The loose-handling issue continued to plague Harvick during the final laps leaving him to settle for a ninth-place finish in his 200th Nationwide Series start with RCR.
KEVIN HARVICK QUOTE:
"We worked on the Bad Boy Buggies Chevrolet during the race and just couldn't get it to tighten up like we needed. Hate it for the team that we couldn't pick up a better finish, but between the handling of the car and the different pit strategies that played out, we came up short today."