Tag Archive: Kevin Harvick

Nov 12

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

Harvick heads to Homestead in hunt for first Championship

NASCAR logo Entering the penultimate race at Phoenix in last place among Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup contenders, Kevin Harvick could only guarantee himself a spot in The Championship 4 by winning at the Arizona track. Shrugging off the pressure, Harvick turned in a dominant performance leading 264 of 312 laps on his way to Victory Lane. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 10

Harvick wins at Phoenix, clinches spot in championship race

Harvick, Hamlin, Logano and Newman make up final four Chasers

A victory at Phoenix—and a dominating one at that—was exactly what Kevin Harvick needed to keep his hopes for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship alive. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 05

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

Phoenix is Harvick’s race to win

NASCAR logo If Kevin Harvick had to hand-pick a track to race in a “win-or-go-home” situation, he would likely choose Phoenix International Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Harvick wins Charlotte night race with restart

Ganassi drivers play Chase spoilers among top 10

Kevin Harvick - photo © Chris Trotman NASCAR via Getty Images The Closer finally closed the deal, and the door swung almost shut on Dale Earnhardt Jr., six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson and 2012 champion Brad Keselowski.

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Sep 18

Chasers can help break record at New Hampshire

NASCAR National Series News & Notes

NASCAR logo Thirteen different drivers have taken the checkered flag in the last 13 races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway – tied with Texas Motor Speedway for the all-time record streak without a repeat winner. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Jimmie Johnson ends drought, wins Coca-Cola 600

Six-time premier-series champ wins at Charlotte for a record-breaking seventh time

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Though fans and pundits of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing seemed inordinately concerned about Johnson’s “drought,” the six-time series champion said repeatedly that a victory would come.

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Mar 03

Harvick wins fifth career Phoenix race, makes first trip to Victory Lane with Stewart-Haas Racing

Kevin Harvick dominates in Phoenix win

Kevin Harvick - photo © Robert Laberge - Getty Images In a race that began with an air of inevitability as thick as the storm clouds that pelted Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday night, Kevin Harvick survived a succession of late restarts to win Sunday’s The Profit on CNBC 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

Kevin Harvick wins from pole; Kyle Busch falls back

Chase standings tighten as race features 15 cautions

Kevin Harvick - photo © Todd Warshaw -NASCAR via Getty Images Kevin Harvick crashed the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup party. Read the rest of this entry »

May 27

Harvick makes late charge to win in Charlotte

Harvick wins for second time this season, second time at Charlotte

Charlotte Motor Speedway logoAfter 389 laps in NASCAR’s motorsports marathon, the 54th running of the Sunday night’s Coca-Cola 600 Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway came down to an 11-lap shootout — and Kevin Harvick won it. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 28

Harvick wins Richmond on dramatic restart

Victory is first of year for No. 29 team; emotions run high after checkered flag

Kevin Harvick - photo © NASCAR via Getty ImagesKevin Harvick sped away on fresh tires to win Saturday night’s Toyota Owners 400 in a green-white-checkered finish at Richmond International Raceway, leaving a group of drivers with widely divergent emotions in his wake. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

NASCAR Acceleration Weekend 2013 previews new season

NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction, Driver Appearances, Q&As, Gen-6 Car Featured

NASCAR logoA long winter’s wait is over. NASCAR Acceleration Weekend 2013 rolls into Charlotte, N.C. Friday through Sunday signaling the beginning of the new season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 17

Seven NASCAR Sprint Cup Champions headline NASCAR preview 2013

NASCAR Hall of Fame induction, autographs, Gen-6 Car part of season kickoff

NASCAR Hall of Fame2010-09-19-dimanche-FrancoisGobeil.zipReigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski and fellow titleholders Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth, Jeff Gordon and Bobby Labonte are among more than 60 drivers from three NASCAR national series set to participate in NASCAR Preview 2013 on Saturday, Feb. 9.

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Jan 08

NASCAR preseason thunder rolls Into Daytona

Sixth-Generation NASCAR Sprint Cup car to make debut at The World Center of Racing

2011-02-18_06472012-02-26NASCAR fans will get their first glimpse of the new sixth-generation NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars on the storied Daytona International Speedway for three days this week at Preseason Thunder, the unofficial on-track start of the 2013 NASCAR season. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Sprint: Bowyer’s spin, cut tire helps him win at Richmond

Nationwide:  Harvick hammers home win 

The Chase 2012 - photo © Todd Warshaw -Getty Images2008-09-05_025Clint Bowyer wasn’t angry at the driver who spun him Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway. He was thankful.  “Thank you, Juan Pablo!” the Michael Waltrip Racing driver boomed from Victory Lane. “If you’re still here, thank you Juan Pablo!” Assuming the lead on a late restart in Friday night’s Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway, Kevin Harvick ended a 30-race NASCAR Nationwide Series drought dating to the fall race at Richmond in 2010.

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Jul 15

Kahne takes advantage of Hamlin miscue to win at Loudon

Second victory inches No. 9 closer to Chase berth; JGR left scratching head

Kasey Khane 2012-03-08NHMS LogoKasey Kahne spoiled Denny Hamlin’s heroic drive through the field and held on to win Sunday’s LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, all but securing a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup with his second victory of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 15

Opportunistic Keselowski grabs first NHMS victory

His second of the season and the 19th of his career

Brad Keselowski Loudon - photo © Jeff Zelevansky -Getty ImagesNHMS LogoPole-sitter Brad Keselowski took advantage of an opportune moment late in Saturday’s F.W. Webb 200 Nationwide Series race and held off Kevin Harvick in the closing laps to claim his first victory at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, his second of the season and the 19th of his career. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 09

Kasey Kahne on pole for Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 400 in Vegas (+result)

In  Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sprint Cup Series

Kasey Kahne  portraitKasey Khane 2012-03-08The qualifying session for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series  is now completed in Las Vegas.  Kasey Kahne was the fastest with a speed of over 190mph on his Chevrolet no. 5.  Kyle Bush was second for Toyota and Kevin Harvick third. the first Ford driver is Greg Biffle in 9th position.

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Feb 16

Comeback Kid: Media predict Johnson rebound

Five-Time Champion barely edges Edwards, Gordon, Stewart

Jimmie Johnson 2011-07-30 NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesUndoubtedly, Jimmie Johnson would like to forget that the 2011 season ever happened. Apparently, voters in NASCARMedia.com’s annual preseason poll already have. Members of NASCARMedia.com picked Johnson to reign supreme once again – despite a career-low sixth-place finish in the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

Piquet to race Nationwide and Truck Series doubleheader in NASCAR Homestead finale

Nelson will close off his first full season

2011-02-18_0404 2011-02-18_0681Nelson Piquet Jr will compete in both the Nationwide Series and the Camping World Truck Series as the 2011 NASCAR season comes to a close at the 1.5-mile Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida this weekend. Nelson has excelled at the intermediate-style tracks on the circuit this season, earning five top-five and seven top-10 finishes in 12 starts on 1.5-mile tracks.

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Oct 08

Gordon anticipates a Kansas breakthrough

Chicagoland finish put No. 24 in hole they expect to get out of this weekend

Jeff Gordon 2011-07-27Kansas SpeedwayJeff Gordon’s won twice at Kansas Speedway, but that was nine years ago. But his recent record, including five consecutive top-five finishes, has him barely able to wait for Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 04

Hendrick Motorsports lands three Indy Contingency Awards

Despite coming up one position shy in his bid for a fifth win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Jeff Gordon 2011-07-27Brick Yard 400 logoJeff Gordon’s strong run in Sunday’s Brickyard 400 presented by BigMachineRecords.com sent a message that he is a serious challenger for a fifth championship, and earned the veteran driver two of Hendrick Motorsports’ three post-race contingency awards. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

No. 29 pit crew scores second quarter

Mechanix Wear most valuable pit crew award

Mechanix Wear logoNASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesFor their outstanding efforts on pit road during the second quarter of the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, the No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet over-the-wall team for Kevin Harvick and Richard Childress Racing has earned second-quarter honors in the 2011 Mechanix Wear Most Valuable Pit Crew Award competition. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

Edwards leads final 10 for first All-Star victory and one million dollar (+result)

Carl Edwards’ No. 99 crew didn’t win Thursday’s Sprint Pit Crew Challenge — they waited until it really counted

Carl Edwards Charlotte flipNASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesFlawless work during mandatory four-tire pit stops before the final 10-lap shootout in Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway got Edwards off pit road first, ahead of Kyle Busch. Read the rest of this entry »

May 08

Regan Smith finally finds his breakthrough at Darlington (+result)

It was a career-making moment for a driver with a stellar reputation as a qualifier

Regan Smith Darlington donutsNASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesCarl Edwards got to know Regan Smith in late 2002, when the future Sprint Cup star was driving a Truck Series entry for Mike Mittler, an owner from his home state of Missouri. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Kenseth snaps long drought in easy Texas victory (+result)

After a 76-race absence from Victory Lane

Matt Kenseth podium TexasMatt Kenseth burn TexasMatt Kenseth needed a quick refresher course. “Show me where to park this thing,” Kenseth radioed to crew chief Jimmy Fennig after beating race runner-up Clint Bowyer to the checkered flag by a whopping 8.315 seconds in Saturday night’s Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. “It’s been a while.” Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

Last-lap pass gives Harvick win at Fontana (+result)

Kevin Harvick won Sunday’s Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway

Kevin Harvick Fontana winNASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesHarvick, who restarted fifth with nine laps remaining, surged to the front on the final two laps, passing Kyle Busch and Johnson in the process. The victory was Harvick’s first of the season and the 15th of his career. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Busch’s Bristol roll continues with Cup victory (+result)

The question isn’t whether Kyle Busch will win at Bristol Motor Speedway

Kyle Busch Bristol win 2009-08-06_0011It’s whether anyone else can find a way to keep him out of Victory Lane. First off pit road after stops under caution on Lap 429, Busch held off pole-sitter Carl Edwards and defending race winner Jimmie Johnson to win his fifth consecutive race in NASCAR’s top three national series at the .533-mile short track. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 01

Roland DGA announces partnership with Richard Childress Racing

NASCAR Champions launch RCR Graphics Center with Roland wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters

RCR Roland logoRCR logoA whole new look is in store for Richard Childress Racing (RCR) thanks to  wide-format inkjet printing technology from Roland DGA Corp. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Kahne takes pole in Ford 400

Patrick Carpentier failed to qualify posting the slowest time

Immediately after Kasey Kahne posted a lap good enough to win his first pole in the No. 83 Red Bull Toyota, Denny Hamlin resigned himself to tempting fate in his quest for his first Sprint Cup Series title. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

Edwards wins at Phoenix; tightest Chase ever (+result)

Hamlin leads Johnson by 15 points heading into season finale at Homestead

Carl Edwards has snapped a 70-race losing streak with a win at Phoenix International Raceway.But the attention Sunday was on the three-driver championship race, and a dominating performance by Denny Hamlin that was derailed by poor fuel mileage in his Toyota. Read the rest of this entry »

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