HARVICK’S BACK: Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) co-owner Kevin Harvick will return to the driver’s seat of the No. 2 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Chevrolet Silverado Saturday afternoon for the Good Sam RV Emergency Road Service 125 at Pocono Raceway. The 50-lap race will be Harvick’s first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at the 2.5-mile track, but he is no stranger to “The Tricky Triangle.” The driver has 21 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at the Long Pond, Pa. track and has earned five top-five and eight top-10 finishes.The event will serve as Harvick’s third of seven Truck Series races this season.
OLLIE’S ON BOARD: The No. 2 KHI Chevrolet Silverado will don the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet brilliant yellow paint scheme for the second race of the season this weekend at Pocono Raceway. Based out of Harrisburg, Pa., Ollie’s Bargain Outlet features unbeatable bargains and is a fun place for customers to shop. “Good Stuff Cheap” is not just their slogan, but their mission. Ollie’s Bargain Outlet made their season debut with KHI back in May during the Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway with Clint Bowyer behind the wheel of the No. 2 KHI entry.
POCONO SUCCESS: The Good Sam RV Emergency Road Service 125 will be the Truck Series’ second visit to Pocono Raceway. KHI entered two trucks in the inaugural event last season with Elliott Sadler behind the wheel of the No. 2 Chevrolet and Ron Hornaday piloting the No. 33 Chevrolet. Sadler made a clean sweep during the weekend, winning the race from the pole position. KHI has led a total of 31 laps at the 2.5-mile track, with one top-five and one top-10 finish.
CHASSIS HISTORY: The No. 2 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet crew will unload chassis No. 059 at Pocono this weekend. This chassis has been utilized in competition three different times during the 2011 season. Clint Bowyer drove this chassis to a second-place finish at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May and earned KHI its first Truck Series victory of the season at Kansas Speedway in June. Most recently Elliott Sadler used this chassis during the July 7 race at Kentucky Speedway where he and the No. 2 team earned a sixth-place finish.
PREVIOUS RACE RECAP: Elliott Sadler was behind the wheel of the No. 2 Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevrolet Silverado for the second consecutive week as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series headed to Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis Friday night. This was Sadler’s first Truck Series start at the Indiana short track and his sixth race in the series this season. The veteran driver qualified the No. 2 KHI Chevrolet in the second position, but battled handling issues for the majority of the race which increased after a mid-race incident, leaving Sadler with a 24th-place finish.
HARVICK’S THOUGHTS ON POCONO:
What are your thoughts heading into the race at Pocono Raceway?
“It will be great to get back into the truck this weekend at Pocono. I enjoy racing there because it’s such a different track. The corners at Pocono are like nothing else you see at any other track we compete at in the Truck Series, and the bumps along the way really add some character. We’ll be in Ollie’s backyard for this race. Hopefully we’ll get to take them right to victory lane.”
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About Ollie’s Bargain Outlet:
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet is a Harrisburg, PA-based company and is one of America’s largest retailers of closeouts, surplus and bankruptcy merchandise, and much more. In more than 28 years, Ollie’s has become known for offering customers a fun place to shop and unbelievable bargains. “Good Stuff Cheap” is not just their slogan, it is their mission. Ollie’s Bargain Outlet operates 96 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Ohio, West Virginia, New York , New Jersey, North Carolina and Kentucky.