|· Jimmy John’s Dollar Sub Day: Jimmy John’s Dollar Sub Day was set for 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.Tuesday (May 2), during which customers could buy sandwiches for just $1. The $1 sub deal was limited to in-store purchases only. All sandwiches – Nos. 1 through 6 on the menu, as well as BLT, Unwich lettuce wraps and slims – were part of the deal. Jimmy John’s first started Dollar Sub Day with “Customer Appreciation Day” in April 2016.
· 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 Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway ranked sixth in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series standings with 286 points after a fifth-place finish Sunday at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway. He trails leader Kyle Larson by 112 points.
· Leading Laps: Through the first nine NASCAR Cup Series events of 2017, Harvick ranks first in laps led with 444 of 3,042 total laps contested – nearly 14.6 percent. He leads Martin Truex Jr. by 12 laps.
· Harvick at Talladega since Joining SHR:Harvick has six NASCAR Cup Series starts at Talladega since joining SHR at the beginning of the 2014 season and has finished in the top-15 and led laps in five of the six races. He started eighth, led 15 laps and finished seventh in April 2014. He started 39th, led two laps and finished ninth in October 2014. He started 24th, led a lap and finished eighth in May 2015. He started seventh, led four laps and finished 15th in October 2015. He started 29th, led nine laps and finished 15th in May 2016. He started 22nd and finished seventh in his most recent start at the 2.66-mile superspeedway in October 2016.
· Harvick in the NASCAR Cup Series at Talladega: The GEICO 500 will mark Harvick’s 33rd career NASCAR Cup Series start at Talladega. He has one win (April 2010), six top-five finishes and 14 top-10s at the 2.66-mile oval. The 41-year-old driver has led 187 laps, has an average starting position of 22.3, an average finish of 15.1 and has completed 95.9 percent (5,827 of 6,074) of the laps he’s contested there.
· Harvick in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Talladega: Harvick has made eight starts in the Xfinity Series at Talladega. He has one pole (April 2010), two top-five finishes and three top-10s. He has led 95 laps, has an average starting position of 9.8, an average finish of 18.2 and has completed 82.6 percent (784 of 949) of the laps he’s contested there.
· Career NASCAR Cup Series Totals: Harvick has 35 wins, 157 top-fives, 289 top-10s and 19 poles in 583 career Cup Series starts heading into Sunday’s 500-mile event at Talladega.
· Harvick the TV Broadcaster: Harvick will serve as a guest analyst in the FOX TV booth forSaturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Talladega. It will mark his fourth appearance in the booth since the start of the season. He also visited the booth on Feb. 25 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, March 18 at Phoenix International Raceway, April 22 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, as well as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event April 1 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. He also will be in the booth for the Xfinity race on June 10 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway. 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.
· 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 Sunday (May 7). The potential winner will be invited to Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway the weekend of the All-Star Race to watch 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.
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!