Kevin Harvick No. 2 Truck Series Advance: Martinsville Speedway

Pre-Race Reports | Truck Series | 03/28/12

Kevin Harvick No. 2 Kroger/Tide Chevrolet Silverado
Event Preview Fact Sheet

This Week’s Kroger/Tide Chevrolet at Martinsville Speedway ... Kevin Harvick will pilot Chassis No. 058 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series stable in this weekend’s Kroger 250. This is a former Kevin Harvick, Inc. racer which was transformed during the off-season by the RCR team.

Martinsville Speedway Notes ... In 13 starts at the Martinsville, Va. speedway, Harvick has earned two wins, six top-five and eight top-10 finishes. In addition, he’s completed 96.8 percent (2,962 of 3,060) of the laps contested and has led a total of 235 laps. Harvick has an average starting position of 7.5 and an average finishing position of 10th at the half-mile track.

Home Track Triple Winner ... Harvick has found success at Martinsville Speedway, which is located about 30 minutes from his home in Kernersville, N.C. The RCR NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver has won in each of NASCAR’s top-three series at the Virginia short track (NSCS - 2011, NASCAR Nationwide Series - 2006, NCWTS - 2009, 2010)

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

Double Duty ... In addition to driving the No. 2 Kroger/Tide Chevrolet in Saturday’s NCTWS race, Harvick will also race the No. 29 Budweiser is Back Chevrolet in the Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, April 1. FOX will provide live television coverage of the event starting with the pre-race show at 1 p.m. ET. MRN affiliates and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio will carry the radio broadcast.

Last Time Around ... Harvick’s RCR Camping World Truck Series teammate Brendan Gaughan raced the No. 2 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Silverado in the 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway. After running strong throughout the majority of the event, the Las Vegas native was caught up in a multi-truck accident in the final laps and finished in the 20th position.

Meet the Press ... Harvick will field questions from the gathered media inside the Martinsville Speedway infield media center on Friday, March 30, at 10:30 a.m. ET.

What are your thoughts heading into the Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway?
“I always have fun when we race at Martinsville. It is one of my favorite tracks to race and I’ve found a lot of success there during my career. I got my start short-track racing, and Martinsville reminds me of the good old days. We had a lot of success with the KHI truck series program at Martinsville so and I hope that trend can continue this weekend with RCR.”

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