|· Busch Bucks Sweepstakes: In conjunction with the launch of Busch Beer’s loyalty program Busch Bucks, one race fan will have the opportunity to win a cool $1 million – matching the first-place prize taken home by the All-Star Race winner – but only if it’s Harvick who takes the checkered flag. Consumers must enter for their chance to take home the grand prize by enrolling in the Busch Bucks platform on BuschBucks.com between now and May 7. The potential winner will be invited to Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway the weekend of the All-Star Race to watch the race from trackside and find out if they’re taking home the $1 million. Harvick will pilot the No. 4 Busch Bucks Ford Fusion with a special paint scheme featuring a “million-dollar look” …literally. If Harvick wins, the consumer winner will be presented with a $1 million check matching Harvick’s winnings.
· Earning It Since 2014: Harvick is in his 17th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season and his fourth at Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) with crew chief Rodney Childers at the helm. In their first three seasons together, Harvick and Childers combined to produce 12 victories, 11 poles, 54 top-five finishes and 75 top-10s; led 5,815 laps; won the 2014 Cup Series title; finished runner-up in 2015 to champion Kyle Busch and eighth in 2016.
· Points Position: Harvick arrives at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway ranked ninth in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series standings with 239 points after a third-place finish Sunday at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. He trails leader Kyle Larson by 121 points.
· Leading Laps: Through the first eight NASCAR Cup Series events of 2017, Harvick ranks first in laps led with 433 of 2,642 total laps contested – more than 16 percent. He leads Martin Truex Jr. by one lap.
· Harvick in the NASCAR Cup Series at Richmond: The Richmond 400 will mark Harvick’s 33rd career NASCAR Cup Series start at Richmond. Harvick has three wins (September 2006 and 2011, and April 2013), one pole (September 2005), 11 top-five finishes and 20 top-10s at the .75-mile oval. The 41-year-old driver has led 1,050 laps, has an average starting position of 14.7, an average finish of 10.5, and has completed 99.1 percent (12,698 of 12,816) of the laps he’s contested there.
· Harvick in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Richmond: Harvick has made 27 starts in the Xfinity Series at Richmond. He has seven wins, three poles, 18 top-five finishes and 21 top-10s. He has led 1,387 laps, has an average starting position of 8.4, an average finish of 6.8, and has completed 99.9 percent (6,754 of 6,763) of the laps he’s contested there.
· Richmond Sweep: Harvick won both the NASCAR Cup Series and Xfinity Series races at Richmond in September 2006. In the Xfinity race, he started fifth, led 154 of 250 laps and beat runner-up Greg Biffle to the finish line by .925 of a second. In the Cup Series race, he also started fifth, led 54 laps and beat runner-up Kyle Busch to the finish line by .153 of a second.
· Career NASCAR Cup Series Totals: Harvick has 35 wins, 156 top-fives, 288 top-10s and 19 poles in 582 career Cup Series starts heading into Sunday’s 400-mile event at Richmond.
· Harvick the TV Broadcaster: Harvick has served as a broadcaster in the FOX TV booth for the NASCAR Xfinity Series races Feb. 25 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, March 18 at Phoenix, and last Saturday at Bristol, as well as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event April 1 in Martinsville. He also will be in the booth for Xfinity races May 6 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway and June 10 at Pocono. He is slated to broadcast the Truck Series races July 21 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Oct. 13 at Talladega.
· Harvick’s Happy Hours on SiriusXM Radio: On March 14, Harvick announced that he will hostHappy Hours on SiriusXM Radio. The show debuted March 28 and airs every Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. ET, featuring Harvick’s distinctive perspective on his sport and life outside the track. Harvick and co-host Matt Yocum take calls from listeners and give NASCAR fans a unique view on the driver’s life and interests when he is away from the racecar. In June, the show will begin airing every other week.
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