NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - Coke Zero 400
July 6, 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 Saturday night's event at Daytona International Speedway. Harvick most recently drove this Chevrolet to Victory Lane following the Sprint Unlimited in February at Daytona. Since 2001, Harvick has made 24 starts at the 2.5-mile tri-oval, winning two point-paying events (2007 Daytona 500 and July 2010). The California racer has also collected two pole awards (July 2002 and July 2010), five top-five and 10 top-10 finishes, has completed 90.3 percent (3,815 of 4,225) laps contested and is credited with 178 laps led. Harvick and the No. 29 Budweiser Folds of Honor Chevrolet team had a strong run during the 2012 edition of the Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola, but ultimately finished 23rd after being collected in a last-lap incident at Daytona International Speedway.
What are your thoughts heading back to Daytona International Speedway for the second time this season?
This hasn't been normal for us, but the superspeedways have been our Achilles heel throughout the first part of the season. Hopefully we've gotten that bad luck out of the way, because I always look forward to the superspeedway races. There was a lot of talk about spoiler sizes back in the beginning of the season, but I haven't heard of any definite changes yet. It's going to be an interesting race. Obviously, it will be a lot hotter than it was in February, so that will make for some different racing conditions this time around. I'm looking forward to getting back to Daytona International Speedway. I always like our chances every time we go to a superspeedway. I just hope we have a little better luck this time around. - Kevin Harvick
What is the biggest change you experience at Daytona International Speedway between the race in February and the event in July?
The track becomes a little bit slicker, especially with the increased temperatures. Plus, the asphalt ages just a bit from all of the other racing that takes place at this particular track. Usually it's about 95 degrees with 90 percent humidity in July, so a slick track condition is the biggest change we deal with when racing at Daytona International Speedway in July, compared to February. - Kevin Harvick
TNT's live coverage from Daytona International Speedway begins Saturday, July 6 at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The race will also be broadcast on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.