Richard Childress Racing
July 10, 2012
Kevin Harvick Event Preview: F.W. Webb 200
"I really enjoy racing at New Hampshire (Motor Speedway), so it should be fun to climb into the No. 33 Barber Foods Chevrolet for RCR."
Event Preview Fact Sheet
No. 33 Barber Foods Chevrolet
F.W. Webb 200 - July 14, 2012
New Hampshire Motor Speedway - Loudon, N.H.
This Week's Barber Foods Chevrolet at New Hampshire Motor Speedway ... Kevin Harvick will pilot Chassis No. 106 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Nationwide Series stable this weekend during the F.W. Webb 200. Built new for competition in 2012, Harvick raced this RCR Chevrolet to a ninth-place finish at Bristol Motor Speedway and a third-place finish at Richmond International Raceway earlier this season.
Three-Run Stretch ... When Harvick drives the No. 33 Barber Foods Chevrolet in Saturday afternoon's event at the New England-based facility, it will mark his third-consecutive Nationwide Series event in the No. 33 RCR Chevrolet, and his eighth of 14 scheduled appearances in the series this season. In his first seven Nationwide Series starts of the 2012 season, the 36-year-old driver has collected four top-five and five top-10 finishes.
Solid Stats in the Granite State ... Since 2000, the Bakersfield, Calif., native has made 11 Nationwide Series starts during his NASCAR career at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, collecting four pole awards, one victory (2007), eight top-five and 10 top-10 finishes. He has completed 99.9 percent (2,206 of 2,207) of the laps contested and holds a third-place average starting position and an average finishing position of 5.1. The two-time series champion holds the track record for Nationwide Series qualifying with a lap time of 130.716 mph.
Going for a Loop ... According to NASCAR's Data Loop Statistics, created in 2006, Harvick has made seven Nationwide Series starts at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and has led 321 laps, while maintaining a position within the top 15 for 99.9 percent of the laps contested, leading all competitors. The RCR veteran driver has an Average Running Position of 3.567, has posted 187 of the Fastest Laps Run and has an average Green Flag Speed of 124.758 mph ranking him second in all three categories.
Get to the Points ... The No. 33 RCR Chevrolet team sits fifth in the Nationwide Series owner championship point standings, 65 points behind the No. 18 team. The No. 33 team has collected seven top-five and 13 top-10 finishes between five different drivers (Tony Stewart, Harvick, Brendan Gaughan, Paul Menard, Ty Dillon and Max Papis) thus far this season.
Riding Shot Gun with Kevin ...Barber Foods recently invited several lucky fans to "Get Your Race Face On". Fans were encouraged to upload their photo online for a chance to have their face displayed as part of the No. 33 Chevrolet's paint scheme at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. More than 175 photos were chosen to appear on the car for all of America to see. Plus, the grand prize winner, Gary Axtell from Orange City, Fla., will "Ride Shotgun" and have his photo proudly displayed inside the car next to Harvick, visible from the in-car camera. In addition, Axtell also won a trip for two to the race in Loudon, N.H. which includes VIP access.
Barber Foods, A Family Tradition ... Barber Foods is the America's top provider of premium frozen Stuffed Chicken Breasts. The company, founded in Portland, Maine in 1955 by Gus Barber, has grown from a small operation into a National supplier for foodservice, school, retail, club vending and convenience store channels. In addition to signature Stuffed Chicken Breast flavors Cordon Bleu and Broccoli & Cheese, Barber Foods' portfolio of products extends to a wide variety of flavors including breaded Chicken Tenders and Carvers. Made with the highest quality, all-white chicken breast meat, Barber Foods' chicken entrees are produced with the utmost commitment to quality and safety, and-of-course taste. Barber Foods...the best stuff in chicken since 1955.
About AdvancePierre Foods ... AdvancePierre Foods is a leading supplier of value-added protein and hand held convenience products to the foodservice, school, retail, club vending and convenience store channels. The company makes and distributes a full line of packaged sandwiches, full cooked chicken and beef products, Philly-style steak, breaded beef, pork, and poultry, and baking products. Our products are produced from high quality ingredients and provide unparalleled taste, convenience and value to both operators and their patrons. Headquartered in Cincinnati, AdvancePierre employs more than 4,000 people and provides consistent product quality across our 11 different facilities including our manufacturing facilities in Oklahoma, Ohio and Iowa and our sandwich assembly facilities in North Carolina, Ohio and South Carolina. The company also operates bakeries in North Carolina and Oklahoma. www.advancepierre.com.
Champion Chat ... Harvick fans will have the opportunity to ask their favorite NASCAR driver questions during the monthly #ChampionChat on the popular TweetChat.com social media site. Harvick will be answering fan questions from the @ChampionParts twitter account for 30 minutes beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, July 11. Following the live #ChampionChat, Harvick will field video questions on VYou.com through the #ChampionParts account.
In the Rearview Mirror: Daytona International Speedway ... Harvick and the No. 33 Rheem/Menards team finished 28th after being collected in the "big one" during last Friday night's Nationwide Series race under the lights at Daytona International Speedway.
KEVIN HARVICK QUOTES:
What are your thoughts on driving the No. 33 Barber Foods Chevrolet at New Hampshire Motor Speedway?
"I really enjoy racing at New Hampshire (Motor Speedway), so it should be fun to climb into the No. 33 Barber Foods Chevrolet for RCR. It has been a great week for me already, starting on Sunday with the birth of my son Keelan. It will be tough to leave him and DeLana back in North Carolina while I head to Loudon for the race, but at least I'm heading to a track I enjoy running at and have done well at in the past."