This Week's Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevrolet at Texas Motor Speedway ... Kevin Harvick will pilot Chassis No. 120 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Nationwide Series stable in the 300-mile event at Texas Motor Speedway. This is a new Chevrolet for the No. 33 team and will make its first competitive laps this weekend at the 1.5-mile track.
The Champ is Back ... Harvick will make his 15th Nationwide Series start at Texas Motor Speedway when the green flag waves Friday night. Since 2000, the two-time Nationwide Series champion has collected five wins (March 2001, November 2005, November 2006, November 2007 and November 2012), one pole award (April 2008), six top-five and 11 top-10 finishes. Harvick has completed 99 percent (2,700 of 2,727) of the laps contested, with 654 laps led.
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Double Duty ... In addition to driving the No. 33 Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevrolet Camaro Friday night, Harvick will also pilot the No. 29 Rheem Chevrolet SS in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event on Saturday evening. This race is scheduled to air live FOX at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time, along with the Performance Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
2012 Race Rewind ... Paul Menard started the 2012 O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway from the pole position, led 100 laps and brought home a second-place finish after a three-wide battle for the lead broke out during the green-white-checkered finish.
KEVIN HARVICK QUOTE:
You won the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Texas Motor Speedway last November. Talk about your success there.
"We just had a good handling race car, and we were able to get the track position and take control of the race. Our car was really good on the long run, so if we could hold off the cars behind us for eight or 10 laps, we knew we were going to be good because the car was so strong as the run went on. Hopefully we can do that again this race. Texas (Motor Speedway) has been a great race track for us in the Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series, so I'm hoping we can continue on that success this race."