Kevin Harvick Makes His First NXS Race Of 2018

Aric Almirola

Event: NASCAR Xfinity Series 250 at Atlanta

Date: Feb. 24, 2018

Location: Atlanta Motor Speedway

Layout: 1.54-mile oval


Kevin Harvick Notes of Interest

● The No. 98 Ford Mustang for Stewart-Haas Racing with Biagi-DenBeste (SHR) makes its second appearance of 2018.


● Hunt Brothers Pizza makes its 2018 debut as the primary sponsor of the No. 98 with driver Kevin Harvick.


● Harvick is scheduled to make five Xfinity Series starts in the No. 98 Ford Mustang for SHR in 2018.


● He is making his 17th career NASCAR Xfinity Series start at Atlanta Motor Speedway.


● Harvick has four Xfinity Series wins at Atlanta, including three consecutive wins from 2013 to 2015.


● He also has 10 top-five finishes and 12 top-10s in 16 Xfinity Series starts at Atlanta.


● In 341 Xfinity Series starts, he has 46 wins, 183 top-five finishes, 256 top-10s, 25 poles and 9,498 laps led.


● Harvick will be joined in the Atlanta field by SHR teammate Cole Custer in the No. 00 Haas Automation Ford Mustang.


● With more than 7,300 locations in 28 states, Hunt Brothers Pizza is the nation’s largest brand of made-to-order pizza in the convenience store industry. Prefect for today’s on-the-go lifestyle, Hunt Brothers Pizza offers original and thin crust pizzas with All Toppings No Extra Charge®, breakfast pizzas, cheese bread and marinara dipping sauce, plus Hunt Brothers Pizza Wings and WingBites®. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Hunt Brothers Pizza is family owned-and-operated and for more than 25 years has offered all of the food products, marketing programs, equipment and training that convenience stores need to operate their own, turnkey pizza program.


Kevin Harvick, Driver of the No. 98 Hunt Brothers Pizza Ford Mustang

“I’m happy to have Hunt Brothers Pizza back with us for four Xfinity races in 2018. They’ve been a partner for not only me, but SHR, as well. This team started off at Atlanta last year with (crew chief Richard) Boswell leading the team and had a solid run in our debut. It was our first race together as a team and we were able to lead 64 laps and come away with a top-five finish. This Hunt Brothers Pizza No. 98 team now has a year under its belt and continues to get stronger each time it has an opportunity to race. It’s been exciting to see the Xfinity teams at SHR develop over the last year and I’m glad we get an opportunity to race again this year. I’m confident that this team will build on the foundation we laid last year and be even better this year.”


Kevin Harvick Atlanta Performance Profile


No. 98 Hunt Brothers Pizza Team Roster
Primary Team Members:


Driver: Kevin Harvick

Hometown: Bakersfield, California


Crew Chief: Richard Boswell

Hometown: Friendship, Maryland


Car Chief: Nick Hutchins

Hometown: Columbia, South Carolina


Lead Engineer: Jonathon Toney

Hometown: Newton, North Carolina


Second Engineer: Dillion Silverman

Hometown: Chico, California


Spotter: Tim Fedewa

Hometown: Holt, Michigan

Over-The-Wall Crew:

Front Tire Changer: Eric Maycroft

Hometown: Algonquin, Illinois


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: Jason Eidson

Hometown: Dallas, North Carolina


Mechanic: Craig Benike

Hometown: West Bend, Wisconsin


Mechanic: Shawn Warren

Hometown: Concord, North Carolina


Interior/Tires: Tom Gagliano

Hometown: East Hampton, Connecticut


Engine Specialist: Sean Irvan

Hometown: Monterey, California



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