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Harvick seeking fourth Sprint Unlimited win in six years in SHR debut

Feb 11, 2014, 12:05 PM EDT

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Kevin Harvick has three prior Sprint Unlimited wins, all in the last five years (2009, 2010, 2013), and has a chance for his fourth in six seasons in his Stewart-Haas Racing debut.

There’s nothing to be gained points-wise from the race, but the learning process of how the year’s Daytona 500 will work and in Harvick’s case, his official first race with his new team will provide ample motivation to succeed this Saturday night.

“The transition has gone really well,” Harvick said in the team’s advance release. “You know, I think we were fortunate to recruit (crew chief) Rodney Childers very early in the process – not early, but halfway through the year, and his previous team decided to let him go, and he was able to start early. He was able to spend a lot of time recruiting team members. But the transition has gone very well.”

All four of the Stewart-Haas Chevrolets will be in action this Saturday, and all have story lines associated with them. Harvick and Kurt Busch make their team debuts, team co-owner Tony Stewart returns to the track for the first time since his accident last fall, and Danica Patrick… is Danica Patrick. Of course her name’s been back in the headlines with Richard Petty’s comments made over the weekend in Toronto.

  1. timaug - Feb 11, 2014 at 8:15 PM

    Kevin: Its the best move you could have made.
    RCR is on its way down.
    The old man just cares about his grandbabies.
    Sponsors beware of RCR, you will not get your moneys worth here !

  2. mrsfoxxe - Feb 11, 2014 at 9:07 PM

    Karvick a pain in the backside. Patrick just eye candy. Only 2 drivers on this team. Bush & Smoke

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