This Week’s Jimmy John’s Chevrolet SS at Atlanta Motor Speedway … Kevin Harvick will pilot chassis No. 429 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable in the AdvoCare 500. This RCR-prepared machine was most recently driven by Harvick to a 19th-place result at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in July.
Freaky Good in the ATL ... Jimmy John's joins Harvick and the No. 29 team for their sixth of eight races during the 2013 Sprint Cup Series season. The California native earned his only Sprint Cup Series victory at the 1.54-mile quad-oval in his first start at the track, in only his third-career Series start during the 2001 season. In addition to his trip to Victory Lane, Harvick has collected five top-five and eight top-10 finishes, holds an average starting position of 18.7, coupled with an average finishing position of 19.2, has completed 97.6 percent (6,927 of 7,100) of the laps contested and is credited with 237 laps led.
Find a Jimmy John's ... Jimmy John's, known for fresh, quality products and freaky fast service, has two locations within 30 minutes of Atlanta Motor Speedway. Visit www.jimmyjohns.com to view the Jimmy John's menu, find your nearest location, order online or download the Jimmy John's mobile application.
This Just In ... Harvick will double as driver and in-race reporter during live coverage of Sunday night's 325-lap event. The RCR driver will chat with ESPN personalities during the race and provide viewers a unique look from the driver's seat.
Double Duty ... In addition to driving the No. 29 Jimmy John's Chevrolet SS in Sunday night's race, Harvick will pilot the No. 33 Bad Boy Buggies Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR Nationwide Series event on Saturday, Aug. 31. This race is scheduled to air live on ESPN2 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time, along with the Performance Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.
Race Rewind ... Harvick and the No. 29 team captured a fifth-place finish, and clinched a spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, after leading 101 laps while battling a tight-handling condition during the 2012 edition of the AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
KEVIN HARVICK QUOTES:
Share your thoughts on racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
"Atlanta (Motor Speedway) has been a great race track for us the last few years. The asphalt is really worn out, and the speed of the car changes a lot from the start of a run to the finish of the run. It makes for some good racing as the cars start moving around and sliding around the track."
Many drivers say the asphalt at Atlanta Motor Speedway is really worn out, and they like it that way. Do you agree?
"Absolutely. You want the asphalt to be worn out. I don't know why so many tracks keep repaving without any rocks in them. Rocks wear the tires out and everyone likes to watch the cars slide around when the tires fall off."