NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - Kansas 400
October 6, 2013 - Kansas Speedway
Kevin Harvick, No. 29
Kevin Harvick will pilot chassis No. 431 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable in the Kansas 400. This Chevrolet is new to the No. 29 team rotation and is scheduled to be on track for the first time this weekend at Kansas Speedway. Since the 2001 season, Harvick has made 15 Sprint Cup Series starts at Kansas Speedway. Throughout the years, the California native has collected one top-five and six top-10 finishes. He has an average starting position of 19.7, an average finishing position of 12.9, has completed 97.2 percent (3,843 of 3,953) of the laps contested and has 83 laps led to his credit.
The racing surface at Kansas Speedway was recently repaved. How long does it usually take you to adapt to the racing surface as it ages between race weekends and seasons?
Kansas (Speedway) will be a little different this time because of the tire change Goodyear is making for this race. Because of the tire change we have an open test day at the track before the race weekend begins, so we'll have some extra time to get used to the racing surface and what's going on with the aging and wear. In general, it depends on the environment the track is in that will change the racing surface. The asphalt they use to pave these race tracks now is made to last a long time on roads and it's really not the right asphalt to use for a racing surface. Tracks seem to age a little slower than they did in the past and it's not really what we're used to. - Kevin Harvick
ESPN's live coverage from Kansas Speedway begins Sunday, Oct. 6 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time. The race will also be broadcast on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.