NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - Richmond 400
April 27, 2013 - Richmond International Raceway
Kevin Harvick, No. 29
Kevin Harvick will pilot chassis No. 420 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable in the Richmond 400. This Chevrolet is new to the rotation this season and made its first appearance at Martinsville Speedway in April, where Harvick finished 13th. Harvick will make his 25th Sprint Cup Series start at the 0.75-mile facility Saturday evening. Through the years, the California native has collected two wins (September 2006 and September 2011), one pole award (September 2005), six top-five and 15 top-10 finishes. Harvick maintains an average start of 16.5 coupled with an 11.7 average finishing position, has completed 98.8 percent (9,486 of 9,603) laps contested and led 942 laps at the Virginia-based facility. Harvick and the No. 29 team finished 19th during last year's Capital City 400 at Richmond International Raceway, after battling an unfavorable handling race car for the majority of the 400-lap event.
Richmond International Raceway is the second short-track race of the season, what are your thoughts heading into this race?
Richmond has been a great race track for us through the years. It's always fun to go there and do a little short-track racing, I really enjoy the style of racing that Richmond International Raceway produces. I'm definitely looking forward to getting back in the car there to see what kind of result we can walk away with. - Kevin Harvick
Short-track racing produces a lot of bumping and banging. How much can you do with the Gen-6 car?
Not much. You want to bump and bang, but the bottom line is you don't want to tear the fenders off the car so aerodynamically the car works like it needs to. You can definitely get a few bumps and dings in the fenders, but you don't want to be tearing it up too much. - Kevin Harvick
Live coverage of the Richmond 400 at Richmond International Raceway will be televised on FOX Saturday, April 27, beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern Time and will also be broadcast on the Motor Racing Network and Sirius XM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.