SHR reveal Harvick throwback livery for N. Wilkesboro
Kevin Harvick’s retirement tour will get one other dose of nostalgia within the All-Star Race at North Wilkesboro with a throwback quantity and paint scheme.
Harvick’s Busch Gentle Ford will sport a paint scheme design much like the one he used all through the 2001 season and received his first NASCAR Cup Collection race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It was Harvick’s third profession begin on the sport’s highest degree after he reluctantly inherited the automotive after the dying of Dale Earnhardt.
Together with the scheme would be the identical quantity from the Atlanta race. Harvick won’t run the No. 4 as he historically does with Stewart-Haas Racing, however as a substitute, in a non-points occasion, sport the No. 29. Harvick used the quantity for 13 seasons at Richard Childress Racing.
“After I sat within the 29 for the primary time, it actually wasn’t by selection, however I undoubtedly wouldn’t have achieved it any otherwise,” Harvick stated. “Dale’s passing modified our sport perpetually, and it modified my life perpetually and the course it took. Trying again on it now, I understand the significance of getting within the Cup automotive, after which I wound up successful my first race at Atlanta within the 29 automotive after Dale’s dying. The importance and the significance of maintaining that automotive on the racetrack and successful that race early at Atlanta — figuring out now what it meant to the game, and simply that second typically of having the ability to keep it up — was so essential. I had an amazing 13 years at RCR and actually realized loads by means of the method due to being thrown into Dale’s automotive, the place my first press convention as a Cup Collection driver was the most important press convention I’d ever have in my profession, the place my first moments had been my largest moments.
“With this being my final 12 months as a Cup Collection driver, we needed to focus on numerous these moments, and lots of had been made at RCR in that 29 automotive. So, with the All-Star Race going to North Wilkesboro — a spot with a ton of historical past — we thought it made sense in a 12 months stuffed with milestones and moments to focus on the place it began.”
The Busch Gentle logos on Harvick’s automotive for the All-Star Race shall be from the 2001 timeframe.
“As a proud sponsor, Busch Gentle has been alongside for the experience all through Kevin Harvick’s celebrated profession in NASCAR,” stated Krystyn Stowe, head of promoting for Busch Household Manufacturers at Anheuser-Busch. “Kevin’s last All-Star Race is the right time for us to revisit a little bit of historical past and convey again the long-lasting No. 29 paint scheme with our 2001 emblem as the last word ‘cheers’ to one in every of Kevin’s most memorable wins. We’re wanting ahead to seeing some nostalgia on the monitor come race day.”
Harvick is a two-time winner of the All-Star Race, having captured the $1 million prize in 2007 with Childress and in 2018 with Stewart-Haas. He has competed in each All-Star Race since his Cup Collection profession started.
The Could twenty first occasion would be the first time the All-Star Race is held at North Wilkesboro Speedway.
“I don’t know the final time the All-Star Race was essentially the most anticipated occasion of the season,” Harvick stated. “Followers are going to point out up in droves. North Wilkesboro is a good quick monitor, the asphalt’s worn out, and I feel it’s going to be a implausible occasion.”