Kevin Harvick No. 5 Jimmy John’s Chevrolet Event Preview: Chicago

Pre-Race Reports | XFINITY Series | 09/09/14


DRIVER: Kevin Harvick / No. 5 Jimmy John’s Chevrolet

RACE: Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast 300 (200 laps / 300 miles)

TRACK: Chicagoland Speedway

DATE: Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 (3:30 p.m. ET – ESPN2)

TWITTER: @KevinHarvick, @jimmyjohns, @JRMotorsports

Quotes | Kevin Harvick

“Chicago is a great track because it’s got a lot of character. It hasn’t been repaved like a lot of places we go so we really have to search around to find grip and get through the bumps. For us, as drivers, we enjoy having that opportunity to have multiple options during the race. The JR Motorsports guys ran well there earlier this year so I’m confident we will unload with a car capable of winning.”

Notes | No. 5 Team

CHICAGO STATS: In 10 Nationwide Series starts at Chicagoland Speedway, Harvick owns two wins, four top-five and six top-10 finishes. He also earned a pole award at the track in 2010.

MILE-AND-A-HALF MOMENTUM: Harvick earned victories in his last two Nationwide Series starts on 1.5-mile tracks. At Kentucky, Harvick wrestled the lead away from Kyle Busch on a late restart and went on to lead the final five laps. Two weeks ago at Atlanta, Harvick led the final 159 laps for his third win of the season.

TOP-10 STREAK: Harvick’s third-place run at Richmond last week gave him his 22nd consecutive top-10 finish in Nationwide Series competition dating back to 2013. It’s the second-longest top-10 streak of Harvick’s career, as he previously went 23 races in 2006-07.

JIMMY JOHN’S DOUBLE: In addition to his familiar No. 4 Jimmy John’s Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Harvick will pilot a similarly-designed No. 5 Jimmy John’s Chevrolet in Saturday’s Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast 300 Nationwide Series race at Chicagoland Speedway.

FOLDS OF HONOR: Featured on Harvick’s No. 5 Jimmy John’s paint scheme will be the Folds of Honor Foundation logo as part of Jimmy John’s commitment to supporting our nation’s heroes. Through scholarships and other assistance, the foundation’s mission is to give back to families of soldiers killed or disabled in service to our country. For more information,

CHASSIS 866: The No. 5 team will unload chassis No. 866 this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway. In five starts this season, the chassis earned one win (Kentucky), five top-five finishes and one pole award (Texas). In its most recent outing, Kasey Kahne raced the chassis to a fourth-place finish at Chicagoland in July.


TV: ESPN2 (3:30 p.m. ET)

RADIO: MRN & Sirius XM Ch 90 (3 p.m. ET)

FIRST PRACTICE: 9/12, Noon-12:50 p.m. ET (FS1)

FINAL PRACTICE: 9/12, 4:30-6 p.m. ET (FS1)

QUALIFYING: 9/13, 12:15 p.m. ET (FS2)

GREEN FLAG: 9/13, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN2)

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