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Harvick Aims For a Top Five Finish at the Sprint Unlimited

Harvick Aims For a Top Five Finish at the Sprint Unlimited

Harvick Aims For a Top Five Finish at the Sprint Unlimited

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - Sprint Unlimited
February 16, 2013 - Daytona International Speedway
Kevin Harvick, No. 29

Kevin Harvick will pilot Chassis No.387 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable in the Sprint Unlimited. This Chevrolet has seen significant superspeedway track time making laps at Daytona International Speedway last February and at Talladega Superspeedway in October 2012. The 2013 Sprint Unlimited will mark Harvick's ninth appearance in the pre-season, non-points paying event. During his first eight entries, the Bakersfield, Calif., native has earned two wins (2009 & 2010), four top-five and six top-10 finishes. Harvick and the No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet team were credited with a 22nd-place finish during the 2012 Sprint Unlimited, after being caught up in a wreck at lap 54.

What are your thoughts on the new Sprint Unlimited race format?

It's a very interesting format. Sprint has done a good job in coming up with something new and it's interesting for the fans. I think as we go through the night you'll be able to see some different things happen and it will all be from a fan vote. I'm just looking forward to getting on the track and racing the new car, and seeing the information that we'll gather for the next week so we know what to expect. - Kevin Harvick

Do you think your team has a good chance of being strong this year?

I think the door is wide open for anybody this year. I think as you look at the new car coming in there are a lot of unknowns. We haven't even raced them in a complete pack yet, so you've got to understand where you are. There's going to be people that hit it and people that don't. - Kevin Harvick

Will we see the No. 29 team back in the Chase this season?

We started the year strong last year and were able to gather some points. We had a huge struggle in the middle of the year, but by the end of the year we were able to get our car into the Chase and back into Victory Lane. We didn't perform as well as we'd like to, but I think as you go into the new year you have a pretty unique situation here with the new car and a clean sheet of paper with that. It's just a matter of where you start, how you address the problems that you have and how quickly you can rectify those. - Kevin Harvick

Radio & TV

Flag-to-flag coverage of the Sprint Unlimited will be televised live Saturday, February 16, beginning at 8 p.m. ET on FOX and will be broadcast worldwide on the Motor Racing Network and Sirius XM Satellite Radio Channel 90.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series results at Daytona International Speedway

  • Starts: 24
  • Wins: 2
  • Poles: 1
  • Top 5: 5
  • Top 10: 10
  • Laps Led: 178
  • Average Start: 15.3
  • Average Finish: 16.50