FIELDS Jumps Onboard With Harvick and SHR’s Xfinity Entry At The Glen

Kevin Harvick

Event: Zippo 200 at The Glen

Date: Saturday, August 5, 2017

Location: Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International

Layout: 2.45-mile road course

 

Kevin Harvick Notes of Interest
· FIELDS makes its debut with Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) as a primary sponsor with driver Kevin Harvick.

· FIELDS is an internationally recognized sports fields and parks master planning, pre-construction, construction, maintenance and operations organization headquartered in the greater Atlanta area. It provides end-to-end or single-source solutions to a wide range of clients who are seeking to address their sports applications needs.

· Harvick is making his fifth of six scheduled XFINITY Series starts in the No. 41 Ford Mustang for SHR in 2017.

· He finished fourth at Atlanta Motor Speedway in March, third at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth in April, second at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway in May, fourth at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta.

· Harvick has one win, one pole, six top-five finishes, seven top-10s and has led 80 laps in seven XFINITY starts at Watkins Glen.

· Harvick won the XFINITY Series race at Watkins Glen in August 2011 by 3.529 seconds over Jeff Burton.

· Harvick won the XFINITY Series pole at The Glen in August 2009 with a lap at 121.998 mph.

· His XFINITY Series career includes 46 wins, 182 top-five finishes, 254 top-10s, 25 poles and 9,444 laps led in 339 starts.

· Harvick will be joined Saturday by SHR teammate Cole Custer in the No. 00 Haas Automation Ford Mustang at The Glen.

 

Kevin Harvick, Driver of the No. 41 FIELDS Ford Mustang
“I can’t thank FIELDS enough for supporting me in NASCAR XFINITY Series visit to Watkins Glen. They came on to help me work on our road-course program this year and we got off to a pretty good start with a win in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at Sonoma. When we planned out our year we really wanted to focus on our road-course program knowing that Charlotte Motor Speedway is adding the roval next year in the playoffs. This allows us to do that and also bring on a partner in FIELDS that has worked with us through the Kevin Harvick Foundation and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation parks that we’ve built over the last few years in Greensboro, North Carolina, in my hometown of Bakersfield, California and our most recent field in Vero Beach, Florida. It’s a chance for us to highlight their work and at the same time work on our program to always be improving another area of our race team.”
Richard Boswell, Crew Chief of the No. 41 Hunt Brothers Pizza Team
 

You called Kevin Harvick’s race in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at Sonoma. Is there anything that you can take from that experience and apply to the XFINITY race at Watkins Glen?

“Yes. I think the biggest thing is in understanding how Kevin communicates when you’re turning left and right. That’s a big help. The FIELDS car helped me at Sonoma in understanding the communication, but also being there for the Cup race on Sunday allowed me to listen to (crew Chief) Rodney (Childers) and Kevin communicate as well. That’s the biggest thing that we’ll take away from our experience in Sonoma.”

 

How much have you been able to lean on Rodney Childers for information in preparing your XFINITY cars?

“He helps with pretty much anything we need. You know, he’s awesome and he helps a ton. If we have a question he is as helpful as he can be. If he doesn’t have the answer right away he does everything he can to get it for us.”

 

Kevin Harvick Watkins Glen Performance Profile
No. 41 FIELDS Team Roster
Primary Team Members:

 

Driver: Kevin Harvick

Hometown: Bakersfield, California

 

Crew Chief: Richard Boswell

Hometown: Friendship, Maryland

 

Car Chief: Matt Noyce

Hometown: Oregon, Wisconsin

 

Lead Engineer: Jonathon Toney

Hometown: Newton, North Carolina

 

Second Engineer: Dillion Silverman

Hometown: Chico, California

 

Engine Specialist: Sean Irvan

Hometown: Monterey, California

 

Spotter: Tim Fedewa

Hometown: Holt, Michigan

Over-The-Wall Crew:

Front Tire Changer: Eric Maycroft

Hometown: Algonmquin, Illinois

 

Front Tire Carrier: Matt Holzbaur

Hometown: New Egypt, New Jersey

 

Rear Tire Changer: Daniel SmithHometown: Concord, North Carolina

 

Rear Tire Carrier: Mike Morneau

Hometown: Oxford, Maine

 

Gas Man: Justin White

Hometown: Lynnville, Tennessee

 

Jackman: Stan Doolittle

Hometown: Ninety-Six, South Carolina

 

 

Road Crew Members:

 

Truck Driver: Al Rohrer

Hometown: Perrysville, Ohio

 

Mechanic: Scott Plattenberger

Hometown: Monroe, North Carolina

 

Mechanic: Shawn Warren

Hometown: Concord, North Carolina

 

Tire Specialist: Tom Gagliano

Hometown: East Hampton, Connecticut

 

Shock Specialist: Adam Gravitt

Hometown: South Boston, Virginia

 

Interior Specialist: Kyle Spinner

Hometown: Huntingburg, Indiana

TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!

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