Kevin Harvick and the No. 33 Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevrolet team earned a fifth-place finish in the NASCAR Nationwide Series event Saturday afternoon at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The California native started the 200-lap event from the 16th spot and began working his way forward, breaking into the top 10 by lap 37. Battling a tight-handling Chevrolet throughout the majority of the race, Harvick was able to maintain a position within the top 10 while the pit crew worked on the car's handling during scheduled pit stops on laps 40, 88,145 and 169. The Richard Childress Racing driver worked his way up to as high as third toward the end of the event, but was shuffled back to sixth during the final restart on lap 189. Harvick was able to pick up one position during the final laps, crossing the finish line fifth.
KEVIN HARVICK QUOTE:
"We had a tough time getting the handling of the Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevrolet where we needed it to be, but the team worked really hard throughout the race and we were able to salvage a decent finish."