SHR reveals Harvick throwback livery for North Wilkesboro – EAST AUTO NEWS

SHR reveals Harvick throwback livery for North 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 Mild Ford will sport a paint scheme design just like the one he used all through the 2001 season and received his first NASCAR Cup Sequence race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It was Harvick’s third profession begin on the sport’s highest stage after he reluctantly inherited the automobile after the dying of Dale Earnhardt.

Together with the scheme would be the similar quantity from the Atlanta race. Harvick is not going to run the No. 4 as he historically does with Stewart-Haas Racing, however as an alternative, in a non-points occasion, sport the No. 29. Harvick used the quantity for 13 seasons at Richard Childress Racing.

“Once I sat within the 29 for the primary time, it actually wasn’t by alternative, however I positively wouldn’t have completed it any in another way,” Harvick stated. “Dale’s passing modified our sport ceaselessly, and it modified my life ceaselessly and the course it took. Wanting again on it now, I understand the significance of getting within the Cup automobile, after which I wound up successful my first race at Atlanta within the 29 automobile after Dale’s dying. The importance and the significance of maintaining that automobile on the racetrack and successful that race early at Atlanta — understanding now what it meant to the game, and simply that second generally of having the ability to stick with it — was so vital. I had an incredible 13 years at RCR and actually discovered so much via the method due to being thrown into Dale’s automobile, the place my first press convention as a Cup Sequence driver was the largest press convention I’d ever have in my profession, the place my first moments have been my greatest moments.

“With this being my final yr as a Cup Sequence driver, we wished to spotlight lots of these moments, and lots of have been made at RCR in that 29 automobile. 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 yr stuffed with milestones and moments to spotlight the place it began.”

The Busch Mild logos on Harvick’s automobile for the All-Star Race will probably be from the 2001 timeframe.

“As a proud sponsor, Busch Mild has been alongside for the trip all through Kevin Harvick’s celebrated profession in NASCAR,” stated Krystyn Stowe, head of promoting for Busch Household Manufacturers at Anheuser-Busch. “Kevin’s closing All-Star Race is the right time for us to revisit a little bit of historical past and convey again the enduring No. 29 paint scheme with our 2001 emblem as the last word ‘cheers’ to one in all Kevin’s most memorable wins. We’re wanting ahead to seeing some nostalgia on the observe 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 Sequence profession started.

The Might 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 probably the most anticipated occasion of the season,” Harvick stated. “Followers are going to indicate up in droves. North Wilkesboro is a good quick observe, the asphalt’s worn out, and I believe it’s going to be a incredible occasion.”

SHR reveals Harvick throwback livery for North Wilkesboro – EAST AUTO NEWS


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