THE FINAL RUN: The 2010 Truck Series season will come to a close at Homestead-Miami Speedway with Elliott Sadler behind the wheel of the No. 2 Chevrolet. Sadler has made seven previous Truck Series starts for Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) this season and has earned one win, (Pocono [Pa.] Raceway) three top-five and four top-10 finishes. Sadler has led a total of 104 laps in the No. 2 truck in 2010.
TOP-FIVE GUY: In his seven 2010 Truck Series starts, Sadler has started in the top five in all seven races. Sadler has earned one pole (Pocono Raceway) and has made four of his seven starts from the front row.
NO. 2 STATS: With 24 of 25 races completed, the No. 2 truck has racked up some impressive stats in 2010. The truck has earned five wins (Atlanta Motor Speedway, Martinsville [Va.] Speedway, Gateway [Ill] International Raceway, Pocono Raceway and Phoenix International Raceway) with three different drivers (KHI co-owner Kevin Harvick, three wins; Sadler, one win; Clint Bowyer, one win), 11 top-five and15 top-10 finishes. The No. 2 team has also earned two poles, (Harvick, Gateway; Sadler, Pocono) both of which were the driver’s first-career Truck Series pole award.
WELCOME ABOARD: Two weeks ago at Texas Motor Speedway, KHI announced that Sadler will race full time in the Nationwide Series in KHI’s No. 2 Chevrolet with primary sponsorship from CitiFinancial for 29 races. CitiFinancial will make their KHI debut this weekend at Homestead as sponsor of the No. 2 Truck Series entry.
THOUGHTS FROM THE DRIVER: Elliott Sadler
How do you feel going into the final race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway?
“I’m very excited to kick off the final race weekend of the season in the No. 2 truck, and I’m also looking forward to having CitiFinancial on the truck for the first time as they begin their relationship with KHI. I’ve had a longstanding relationship with CitiFinancial since my days back at Yates, and I’m really grateful that they’ve chosen to come on board with the KHI Nationwide Series program next year.”
What are your thoughts looking back on your 2010 races with KHI?
“I’ve been really lucky to have the opportunity to race in the Truck Series for KHI this year. I’ve had the equipment and the team around me to compete for a win every single week, and there’s not much more that you can ask for. I’m looking forward to going into the off season, spending some time with my wife and my son, and getting ready to run the full Nationwide schedule in 2011.”
PREVIOUS RACE RECAP: Three years after his last start for KHI, Clint Bowyer took the No. 2 Kroger Chevrolet Silverado to victory lane in his first and only KHI Truck Series start of 2010. After starting the race in the third position, Bowyer quickly took the lead and went on to lead the most laps before taking the checkered flag at Phoenix International Raceway. Bowyer earned the No. 2 truck’s fifth victory in 2010, and became the third different driver to visit victory lane in the No. 2 this season.
CHASSIS HISTORY: The No. 2 team will utilize chassis No. 047 this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. This chassis was most recently raced by Sadler at Texas Motor Speedway two weeks ago where the team started second and finished fifth.
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MEDIA ACCESS: Members of the media can now log on to www.kevinharvickinc.com to gain access to press kit information online. For more information, please email Jessica Trippy at KHI: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About Kevin Harvick Inc.
Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI), established in 2001 by Kevin and DeLana Harvick, is an 80,000 sq. ft. facility located in Kernersville, N.C. Home of the 2009 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship team, KHI enters 2010 in its seventh full year of competition with two full-time Truck Series teams and one full-time Nationwide Series team. Four-time Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday returns to the helm of the No. 33 Truck team looking for his fifth title and third championship for KHI (2009 and 2007), while Sprint Cup series stars Kevin Harvick and Elliott Sadler guide the No. 2 Truck team. Two-time NASCAR Nationwide Series champion Harvick will again shine as the lead driver of the No. 33 Nationwide Series team as he continues to make his mark in motorsports and establish KHI as one of the top teams in NASCAR competition. For more information about KHI and its teams, please visit www.KevinHarvickInc.com.