Kevin Harvick No. 88 Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevrolet Event Preview: Bristol

Pre-Race Reports | XFINITY Series | 08/19/15

DRIVER: Kevin Harvick / No. 88 Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevrolet RACE: Food City 300 (300 laps / 159.9 miles)
TRACK: Bristol Motor Speedway
DATE: Friday, Aug. 21, 2015

Quotes | Kevin Harvick

“I’m looking forward to racing at Bristol this weekend and getting back in the No. 88 Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevy. We had a fast car there earlier in the spring, so I’m hoping we can repeat that on Friday night and get a great finish for Hunt Brothers Pizza in their home state.”

Notes | No. 88 Team

HARVICK AT BRISTOL: Harvick has a total of 27 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) starts at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS), earning an impressive total of five wins, 15 top-five and 22 top-10 finishes with two poles. He’s led more than 1,200 laps at the world’s fastest half-mile, and while his most recent victory came in 2009, he earned a sixth-place finish at the facility in the spring. The two-time NXS champion also holds the NXS records for the most top-five, top-10 and lead- lap finishes at BMS.

CHASSIS SELECTION: The No. 88 team will unload with chassis No. 862 this weekend. The chassis has been raced seven times, three times at Richmond, twice at Phoenix, once at Dover and most recently at New Hampshire. Four of those races have been with Harvick at the wheel, where he’s earned one win (Richmond, April 2014) and two top-three finishes.

HBP RACING: The No. 88 Chevy will carry the green, red and white colors of Hunt Brothers Pizza this weekend in the company’s home state of Tennessee. Hunt Brothers Pizza has partnered with Kevin Harvick for the past five years, and JRM for the last two. This will be the fourth race of 2015 where the No. 88 will showcase the nation’s largest brand of made-to-order pizza in the convenience store industry. Hunt Brothers Pizza will also be on Harvick’s Chevrolet Camaro for the Texas race on Nov. 7.

FOOD CITY RACE NIGHT: Fans will have an opportunity to meet Harvick at Food City Race Night on Thursday, Aug. 20 in downtown Bristol. Admission is $5 in advance and $6 the day of the event, while children 12 and under are admitted free. Harvick, who will be pulling double duty this weekend, will be signing autographs at TriSummit Bank, located at 425 State Street in Bristol, Va. starting at 6 p.m. ET. In advance of Harvick’s session on Thursday night, 200 wristbands will be given out to fans on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 1 p.m. ET at Armour’s on-site display. 

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