This Week’s Kroger/Tide Chevrolet at Dover International Speedway ... Kevin Harvick will pilot Chassis No. 025 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable. This chassis is new to competition for the 2012 season and will make its debut when Harvick hits the track this weekend.
Running at the “Monster Mile” ... Harvick will return to the driver seat of the No. 2 RCR Chevrolet Silverado for his second of three scheduled appearances in the Camping World Truck Series during the 2012 season. The 36-year-old driver’s sole Camping World Truck Series run at the one-mile facility came in May of 2011 running for Kevin Harvick Inc. The KHI co-owner started the race from the second position before bringing home a fifth-place finish. He led 18 of the 200 laps contested.
Going for a Loop in Dover ... According to NASCAR’s Loop-Data-Statistics, Harvick leads the Camping World Truck Series competition in the following categories: Average Running Position (5.260), Driver Rating (114.6) and Fastest on Restarts (147.702 mph). He ranks second in Fastest Driver Late in a Run (145.140 mph) and Speed in Traffic (143.581 mph).
Kevin’s Krew ... Kevin’s Krew is an at-track outreach program for youth supported by the Kevin Harvick Foundation intended to expose kids to the fast world of racing. These children see by example that hard work, following your dreams and leading a drug-free lifestyle can be very rewarding. Harvick will host a group of children from the Boys and Girls Club of Dover Air Force Base for the third of seven scheduled at-track events Saturday afternoon at the “Monster Mile”. The kids in attendance will get a behind the scenes look at different professions in motorsports, ranging from pit crew jobs to merchandising careers. By attending a Kevin’s Krew event, the students are given hope that helps them to stay focused and work hard, despite any social and/or economical misfortunes.
Win Happy’s Chevy ... One lucky winner will help children in need and take home Harvick’s 2012 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS Coupe. The vehicle includes gray leather interior, 21-inch black painted wheels, six-speed manual transmission, V8 engine, rear parking assist and much more. Proceeds will be used to further the mission of the Kevin Harvick Foundation through programs such as Kevin’s Krew, Chase Your Dreams Scholarships and the Kevin Harvick Athletic Scholarship Fund. For more information or to purchase a ticket for only $29, visit http://www.winhappyschevy.com/.
About Kroger ... Kroger Mid-Atlantic, a division of the The Kroger Co., operates 125 stores and 60 supermarket fuel centers in Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia and eastern portions of Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Kroger Mid-Atlantic focuses its charitable efforts on supporting hunger relief, health and wellness initiatives, and local organizations in the communities it serves. For more information about Kroger, please visit www.Kroger.com.
The Last Time By ... Brendan Gaughan and the No. 2 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet team recovered from a pit road penalty to bring home a 12th-place finish during the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May.
KEVIN HARVICK QUOTES:
What are the keys to being successful at Dover International Speedway, and what is tricky?
“The key to being successful at Dover (International Speedway) is rhythm. If you get into a rhythm with a particular setup, you’re going to be successful there. Getting the right balance is what is tricky. Just running a setup free enough where you can get back on the throttle in the middle of the corner and get off the corner without pushing the front tires. It’s a pretty sensitive race track and it is tough to get the balance right.”