Kevin Harvick No. 88 Chevrolet Event Preview: Phoenix

Pre-Race Reports | XFINITY Series | 03/12/15

DRIVER: Kevin Harvick / No. 88 Chevrolet
RACE: Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter. 200 (200 laps / 200 miles) TRACK: Phoenix International Raceway
DATE: Saturday, March 14, 2015

Quotes | Kevin Harvick
“Throughout my racing career I have enjoyed racing at Phoenix International Raceway. It’s a very unique race track that continues to change as it ages.

“Hopefully we can carry the momentum over this weekend from Atlanta with our No. 88 TaxSlayer Chevrolet. I’m looking forward to getting back in the XFINITY car and working with Dave (Elenz) and all the JRM guys again.”

Notes | No. 88 Team

HARVICK AT PHX: Harvick has a very successful history at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR). He’s racked up six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series wins, one NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) win and four NASCAR Camping World Truck wins at the track, which amounts to 20 percent of his total starts in NASCAR’s top three national touring divisions. He’s led 1,606 career laps and finished in the top five in 54 percent of his total NASCAR races at PIR.

WHENEVER YOU’RE READY, KEVIN: In celebration of Harvick’s accomplishments. JRM has released a video answering the question, “What hasn’t Kevin accomplished at Phoenix?” The No. 88 Chevy driver will have a chance to refute that answer on Saturday. He has also teamed up with PIR for a ticket package, where fans can purchase tickets to the NXS race March 14th and the Sprint Cup Series race March 15th for the single price of $88. The JRM video and PIR ticket package details can be found via the following links: JRM Harvick Video | No. 88 Kevin Harvick Two-Race Package

CHASSIS SELECTION: The No. 88 team will unload with chassis No. 862 this weekend in Las Vegas, which has been raced three times, twice with Harvick at the wheel. He piloted the chassis to one win and one third-place finish last season, both at Richmond International Raceway, leading a total of 202 laps.

HARVICK AND JRM: Since teaming up with JRM in the XFINITY Series in 2014, Harvick has produced impressive statistics. He has garnered five wins, including his last outing at Atlanta Motor Speedway two weeks ago, and has led a total of 717 laps in only 16 races with JRM. In those races, the two-time NXS champion has earned one pole, 13 top-five finishes and has never finished outside of the top 10.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Dave Elenz, crew chief of the No. 88 Chevy, will turn 34 on Saturday, March 14th, the day of the Phoenix NXS race. 

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