No. 33 Rheem/Menards Chevrolet Camaro
Event Preview Fact Sheet
This Week’s Rheem/Menards Chevrolet at Phoenix International Raceway ... Kevin Harvick will pilot Chassis No. 106 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Nationwide Series stable in the Dollar General 200. Harvick drove this RCR machine to Victory Lane at Richmond International Raceway last September.
Proven Winner ... Since 2000, Harvick has made 19 Nationwide Series appearances at the one-mile asphalt track. During that time, he has earned one pole award, one win (April 2006), 15 top-five and 16 top-10 finishes. The two-time Nationwide Series champion has completed 98.3 percent (3,741 of 3,804) laps contested, holds an average starting position of 9.3, paired with a seventh-place average finishing position and is credited with 323 laps led.
Gotta Have a Rheem ... Rheem Manufacturing Company (www.rheem.com) is privately held with headquarters in Atlanta and U.S. operations in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Indiana, North Carolina and Texas. In its 88th year of operation, the company manufactures a full-line of eco-friendly, technologically advanced residential and commercial heating and cooling systems; tank, tankless, solar and hybrid heat pump water heaters; whole-home standby generators, controls, swimming pool and spa heaters; indoor air-purification products; and commercial boilers throughout North America and world markets. The company’s premium brands, including Rheem, Raypak, Ruud and Richmond have been recognized with countless industry and consumer awards for reliability, innovative design and high quality. Rheem is the official heating, cooling and water heating supplier to Richard Childress Racing, and is a primary sponsor of RCR’s No. 29 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and RCR’s No. 33 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
2012 Race Rewind ... Harvick had a dominant performance in the Nationwide Series event last March at Phoenix International Raceway. After leading 107 laps of the race, late-race pit strategy played against the team, leaving the veteran driver to settle for a fifth-place result.
KEVIN HARVICK QUOTE:
How will running the Nationwide Series event at Phoenix International Raceway help prepare you for the Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday?
“There really isn’t much that will translate from one series to the other, because the cars are so different. The main benefit of running both series for me is the additional seat time. I enjoy racing at Phoenix (International Raceway), it reminds me of the tracks I used to run on as a kid growing up on the West Coast. We had a good run there last year and I’m hoping we can improve on that performance and pick up another trophy to add to the collection.”