RACE: Pocono Mountains 150 (60 laps / 150 miles)
TRACK: Pocono Raceway
DATE: Saturday, August 1, 2015
TV: FOX Sports 1 (1:00 p.m. ET)
RADIO: MRN & Sirius XM Ch 90 (12:30 p.m. ET)
Kevin Harvick: “I’m excited to be back in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with JRM at Pocono Raceway. A lot has changed at Pocono with the repave, but I was fortunate enough to find Victory Lane in my last Truck Series start there and I hope we can do the same thing this time around with the Haas Automation Chevrolet.”
TRUCK RETURN FOR HARVICK: Kevin Harvick will fill the seat of the No. 00 Haas Automation Chevrolet Silverado this weekend at Pocono, marking his first start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) since 2013. Harvick joins Cole Custer and Kasey Kahne as drivers to wheel the No. 00 this season. Both Custer and Kahne own victories with the team in 2015.
ONE FOR ONE AT POCONO: Harvick won in his first and only NCWTS start at the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway in 2011. He qualified on the pole and led 44 of the race’s 53 laps en route to his 10th of 14 series victories.
HARVICK’S HISTORY: Harvick has made 122 NCWTS starts since making his series debut as a 19-year-old in 1995. All told, he has tallied 14 wins, 47 top-five and 61 top-10 finishes with four poles. Along with an average finish of 12.6, he has led 2,387 career laps. Harvick’s first NCWTS victory came in November 2002, driving his own truck at Phoenix International Raceway. His most recent win was earned at Martinsville Speedway in 2012.
HARVICK WITH JRM: Harvick has driven a partial NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) schedule for JR Motorsports in each of the past two seasons. In 23 starts for the organization, he has earned six wins, which ties him with Brad Keselowski for most company victories in NXS competition. He also holds 15 top five and 21 top 10s with one pole. Harvick and Kahne are the only two drivers to make a start for JRM in both NXS and NCWTS competition.
NCWTS SCHEDULE FOR CUSTER: Custer will return to the seat of the No. 00 Chevrolet in races at Bristol Motor Speedway (Aug. 19), Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (Aug. 30), New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Sept. 26), Martinsville Speedway (Oct. 31) and Phoenix International Raceway (Nov. 13).