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Kevin Harvick Aims to Tackle Rough Track at the Quaker State 400

Kevin Harvick Aims to Tackle Rough Track at the Quaker State 400

Kevin Harvick Aims to Tackle Rough Track at the Quaker State 400

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - Quaker State 400 Presented by Advance Auto Parts
June 29, 2013 - Kentucky Speedway
Kevin Harvick, No. 29

Kevin Harvick will pilot chassis No. 425 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable in the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night. This is the same Chevrolet the California native drove to Victory Lane after the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May. Harvick has two starts to his credit at the 1.5-mile D-shaped oval dating back to 2011. The RCR veteran earned his best start of fourth and finish of 11th in 2011 and completed 100 percent (534 of 534) of the laps contested. Harvick and the No. 29 Budweiser Folds of Honor team crossed the finish line in the 11th position in the 2011 edition of this event at Kentucky Speedway after battling handling issues during the 267-lap affair.

What are your thoughts on racing at Kentucky Speedway?

It's the newest, oldest track we go to. Kentucky Speedway is a place where our team felt like we needed to try some things, so we decided to test there a few weeks ago. We feel as though we made our car better from the information that we collected during the two days we spent there. We'll have to see what the weather is like when we go back, but hopefully we'll have a good base-line of where we need to be for the race. - Kevin Harvick

What makes Kentucky Speedway unique compared to other 1.5-mile tracks?

Kentucky Speedway is very rough. The corners are longer so they're not as sharp, but the roughness of the racing surface is really what makes it unique in my mind. There is still a lot of grip, but the track has become rough over the years. - Kevin Harvick

Radio & TV

TNT's live coverage from Kentucky Speedway begins Saturday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The race will also be broadcast on the Performance Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series results at Kentucky Speedway

  • Starts: 2
  • Wins: 0
  • Poles: 0
  • Top 5: 0
  • Top 10: 0
  • Laps Led: 0
  • Average Start: 11.5
  • Average Finish: 13.50