NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - AdvoCare 500
September 1, 2013 - Atlanta Motor Speedway
Kevin Harvick, No. 29
Kevin Harvick will pilot chassis No. 391 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable in the AdvoCare 500. This RCR-prepared machine was most recently driven by Harvick to a 17th-place result at Pocono Raceway in August. Jimmy John's joins Harvick and the No. 29 team for their sixth of eight races during the 2013 Sprint Cup Series season. The California native earned his only Sprint Cup Series victory at the 1.54-mile quad-oval in his first start at the track, in only his third-career Series start during the 2001 season. In addition to his trip to Victory Lane, Harvick has collected five top-five and eight top-10 finishes, holds an average starting position of 18.7, coupled with an average finishing position of 19.2, has completed 97.6 percent (6,927 of 7,100) of the laps contested and is credited with 237 laps led.
Share your thoughts on racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Atlanta (Motor Speedway) has been a great race track for us the last few years. The asphalt is really worn out, and the speed of the car changes a lot from the start of a run to the finish of the run. It makes for some good racing as the cars start moving around and sliding around the track. - Kevin Harvick
Many drivers say the asphalt at Atlanta Motor Speedway is really worn out, and they like it that way. Do you agree?
Absolutely. You want the asphalt to be worn out. I don't know why so many tracks keep repaving without any rocks in them. Rocks wear the tires out and everyone likes to watch the cars slide around when the tires fall off. - Kevin Harvick
Harvick will double as driver and in-race reporter during live coverage of Sunday night's 325-lap event. The RCR driver will chat with ESPN personalities during the race and provide viewers a unique look from the driver's seat.
ESPN's live coverage from Atlanta Motor Speedway begins Sunday, Sept. 1 at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The race will also be broadcast on the Performance Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.