KEVIN HARVICK – 2019 New Hampshire Race Advance

Kevin Harvick has won three Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, including the 2018 race. His other victories came in September 2006 and 2016.

Those three victories put him in a tie for second in all-time wins at the 1.058-mile oval.

If Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Busch Beer / National Forest Foundation Ford Mustang for Stewart Haas Racing (SHR), is able to score his fourth New Hampshire victory in Sunday’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301, he would move into a tie with Jeff Burton for most wins all-time at the track known as the “Magic Mile.”

Is it possible to make a lot of passes before the checkered flag? Because that would be ideal.

Busch Beer is not only continuing its efforts to get people outside, it’s giving fans even more of a reason to root for Harvick’s No. 4 Busch Ford Mustang. That’s because Busch is giving away one “America the Beautiful” pass – an all access pass to National Parks and Forests across the country for one year – for each green-flag pass Harvick makes Sunday at New Hampshire.

In addition to the “Every Pass Unlocks a Pass” giveaway, Busch, as part of its ongoing partnership with the National Forest Foundation, will donate funds to the foundation to plant the equivalent of 80 trees in a National Forest – the amount an America the Beautiful pass costs in dollars –for each of those passes Harvick’s National Forest Foundation-inspired car makes during the race.

For a chance to win an “America the Beautiful” pass from Busch, fans can Tweet using the hashtag #BuschPass4Pass and #sweepstakes.

In addition to his three wins, Harvick has 11 top-five finishes, 19 top-10s, one pole and has led a total of 718 laps in his 35 career NASCAR Cup Series starts at New Hampshire. His average start at New Hampshire is 12.9, his average finish is 13.1 and he has completed 10,181 of 10,389 laps of competition – 98 percent.

He’s been good there in other NASCAR series, too.

Harvick has 12 career starts in the Xfinity Series at New Hampshire and has scored one win, nine top-fives and 11 top-10s and three poles. He scored his victory in June 2007 after starting on the pole. And, in six Truck Series starts at New Hampshire, Harvick has finished in the top-15 each time and has three top-three finishes.

His goal this week, though is to score a win – hopefully with a lot of green-flag passes, as well.

 

KEVIN HARVICK, Driver of the No. 4 Busch Beer / National Forest Foundation Ford Mustang for Stewart-Haas Racing: 

 

What are your thoughts on Busch Beer and the National Forest Foundation working together?

“I’m excited to give back to my fans and to the National Forest Foundation, and there’s not a better way I could think of doing it. They told me every pass I make in the race gives another fan a free pass for an awesome getaway. I’m hoping to give away 300 of them.”

What makes the fans in Loudon so intense and so loyal?

“I’ve had a little bit different of an experience and I’ll go outside of Loudon a little bit. I was fortunate to go up and experience the Oxford 250 in Oxford, Maine, and that’s really where you see those grassroots fans. I went up there in 2007 and, to this day, I still see a lot of those competitors and people who come by and say hello at Loudon. It’s just fun to be able to have met those people. We were fortunate – looking back on it now, it was fortunate – but we might not have thought it was fortunate at the time, but to sit around in the rain for two days and talk to the folks, see where they were from and find out what they’re about was a pretty cool experience. It’s a great region for us in terms of fans and competitors, and really a big racing community.”

What does it take to be successful at Loudon?

“I’d say the most important thing at Loudon is track position, just because it’s hard to pass. You want to be up front and on the right strategy no matter what you do. If the caution flag falls in the wrong spot and you lose track position, it usually becomes a longer day than it could have been.”