This Week’s Armour Vienna Sausages Chevrolet at Bristol Motor Speedway ... Kevin Harvick will pilot Chassis No. 099 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Nationwide Series stable in the 300-lap event at Bristol Motor Speedway. This RCR machine was last driven to a second-place finish by Harvick’s teammate Paul Menard at Dover International Speedway in September 2012.
Short Track Success ... Since his first Nationwide Series-career appearance in 2000, Harvick has made 23 series starts at the half-mile track. In those 23 events, the two-time series champion has collected five wins (fall ‘00 and ‘01, spring ‘03, ‘05 and ‘09), three pole awards (fall ‘00, spring ‘01 and ‘06), 13 top-five and 18 top-10 finishes. Harvick has completed 98.7 percent (5,913 of 5,989) laps contested, with 1,173 laps led.
Enjoy the Tastes of Victory ... Armour® and Hungry-Man® are giving fans an opportunity to enjoy the tastes of victory and win a custom designed 2013 Chevrolet Camaro featuring Harvick’s No. 33 Armour®/Hungry-Man® paint scheme. Now through Sept. 16, fans can enter for a chance to win one of 33 monthly prizes including: die-cast cars, gift cards/certificates, Armour apparel gift packs and more. At the end of the seven-month promotion, five finalists will be selected at random to receive an all-expense-paid, four-day, three-night trip for two to Charlotte, N.C. in October. The five finalists will have a chance to win the grand prize, a custom designed 2013 Chevrolet Camaro. Fans 18 years of age and older, within the continental United States, can enter the promotion once a month at www.thetastestofvictory.com, or by completing the official entry form found at participating retailers that carry Armour® and Hungry-Man® products. For official rules visit, www.thetastesofvictory.com.
Meet the Man ... Harvick will meet fans and sign autographs at the Armour display during Food City Race Night at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday, March 15 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. 250 wristbands will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis at the Food City Race Night Armour display beginning at 4 p.m.
Double Duty ... In addition to competing in the Bristol 300 Saturday afternoon, Harvick will also drive RCR’s No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet SS in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 on Sunday. The race is scheduled to air live on FOX beginning at 1 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live on the Performance Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
2012 Race Rewind ... Harvick started the 2012 Nationwide Series event from the sixth position before receiving a late-race pit road speeding penalty that relegated the No. 33 Armour Vienna Sausages team to a ninth-place finish.
KEVIN HARVICK QUOTE:
You’re running both the Sprint Cup and Nationwide races at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend. What things do you think you’ll learn in the Nationwide car that you can relate to the Sprint Cup car?
“You don’t really learn much, because the throttle and cars are so different. The biggest thing for me is seat time, because it’s a rhythm race track. There are some things you can take back such as a tire issue or something that pops up with the track itself, you can use that information between series, but for me it’s just really about the extra seat time.”