BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN: Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) co-owner Kevin Harvick is back in the saddle of the No. 2 Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevrolet as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads to the great state of Texas for the WinStar World Casino 350K. During the veteran driver’s career, he has made a total of three Truck Series starts at the 1.5-mile Fort Worth track capturing one top-five and one top-10 finish. Although Harvick has yet to visit victory lane in the Truck Series at Texas, he has collected four wins in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE LONE STAR STATE: KHI has made 23 starts in the Truck Series at Texas. Courtesy of Ron Hornaday, KHI has picked up three victories at the 1.5-mile track (June 2011 and two wins in 2008). The company has also earned 10 top-five and 14 top-10 finishes, and has been credited with leading 518 laps on the quad-oval.
THE GREAT RACE: The green flag for ‘The Great Race’ has dropped and now is your chance to head to victory lane while enjoying great food from Hunt Brothers Pizza. All you have to do is eat your favorite Hunt Brothers Pizza, clip and save your proofs of purchase and watch the prizes roll in! Eat, play and win is our motto. Visit www.hbpracing.com for complete contest information and your chance to win great Hunt Brothers Racing prizes autographed by Hunt Brothers Racing KHI drivers. ‘The Great Race’ ends November 20, 2011 so be sure to start filling up on great pizza and prizes today.
CHRISTMAS CONCERT FOR KIDS: For the second year, the Kevin Harvick Foundation is partnering with local radio station 93.1 The Wolf to host a holiday concert at Johnny and June’s Ultra Saloon in Winston-Salem, N.C. The music event will feature country singer Jake Owen as well as the Eli Young Band and rising star Bridgette Tatum on Friday, December 16. The concert will benefit the Kevin Harvick Foundation and raise funds to support the Christmas for Kids program, a private holiday party held at Proehlific Park in Greensboro, N.C. for children in foster care in Guilford and Forsyth Counties. To get your tickets please visit: http://bit.ly/KHFConcertTix.
CHASSIS HISTORY: The No. 2 team will unload chassis No. 062 when the Truck Series heads to Texas Motor Speedway. The WinStar World Casino 350k will be the first time this chassis has gone on-track, as it is new to competition this season.
PREVIOUS RACE RECAP: Harvick climbed behind the wheel of the No. 2 Kroger/Tide Chevrolet as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series made their way to Martinsville Speedway for the Kroger 200 last Saturday. Harvick started the 200-lap event from the sixth position and went on to lead two laps before crossing the finish line sixth after his Chevrolet Silverado developed a loose-handling condition during the latter portion of the event.
HARVICK’S THOUGHTS ON TEXAS:
What are your thoughts heading into the race at Texas Motor Speedway?
“I’m excited to get back behind the wheel of a truck at Texas Motor Speedway. It’s been a few years since I’ve race in the Truck Series at Texas, but it’s still a track that I like to race on. Of course, for most drivers the main goal is to go out there and win, but I’m really focused on the Truck Series Owner’s Championship standings. I’m hoping to secure a strong run that helps KHI clinch the championship. Don’t get me wrong though, a win for Hunt Brothers Pizza and all of the KHI sponsors would be great too.”
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