NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - Watkins Glen 355
August 11, 2013 - Watkins Glen International
Kevin Harvick, No. 29
Kevin Harvick will pilot chassis No. 395 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable in the Watkins Glen 355. This Chevrolet was most recently utilized by the No. 29 team at Sonoma Raceway in June, where Harvick brought home a 10th-place finish. Since his first appearance in 2001, Harvick has made 12 starts at Watkins Glen International. In those 12 starts, the California native has collected one win (2006), two top-five and six top-10 finishes. Harvick holds an average starting position of 13.2 coupled with an average finishing position of 13.1, has completed 97.4 percent (1,056 of 1,084) of the laps contested, with 29 laps led. Starting from the 19th position, Harvick and the No. 29 Budweiser team earned a 15th-place finish during their visit to Watkins Glen International in 2012.
Share your thoughts on racing at Watkins Glen International?
The road-course races have been pretty exciting over the past couple of years. Last year's race at Watkins Glen (International) had a pretty exciting finish from what I remember, and it's this type of racing that has really become a part of our sport and helps keep things exciting to watch. - Kevin Harvick
How does Watkins Glen International differ compared to Sonoma Raceway?
There is a lot of speed difference. At Watkins Glen (International) you go from turn one, up through the esses and into the inner loop and end up running about 170-180 miles per hour down the backstretch. At Sonoma (Raceway) you're lucky to get above 100 miles per hour, so speed is definitely the biggest difference. - Kevin Harvick
Race fans in the Watkins Glen, N.Y., area can meet Harvick on Thursday, August 8. He will be at the Walmart Supercenter located five miles from the track at 515 East 4th Street, at 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Fans can contact the store for additional details.
ESPN's live coverage from Watkins Glen International begins Sunday, Aug. 11 at Noon Eastern Time. The race will also be broadcast on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio channel 90.