Kevin Harvick burst onto the NASCAR scene in 2001 with his emotional victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway. As the owner-driver in the NASCAR Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series readies for the Great Clips 300, his team, Kevin Harvick Inc. is looking to continue its dominance at AMS.
Harvick and his racing organization, Kevin Harvick, Inc., have won each of the last two NASCAR secondary-series events to accompany a NASCAR Sprint Cup race weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Returning to Atlanta for the Great Clips 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race during the Emory Healthcare 500 race weekend, Harvick will look to win back-to-back Nationwide Series races in Atlanta.
Harvick won the inaugural NASCAR Nationwide Series night race at Atlanta Motor Speedway last Labor Day weekend. Returning to the track in March and competing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Harvick again proved victorious on a Saturday race in Atlanta.
"Atlanta has been a really good track for us and it seems like we have a really good base set-up, the only difference [between the Sprint Cup and Truck Series] is the tires," explained Harvick. "You have that added variable in there because you don't know how the Nationwide car is going to react. We ran good with the same stuff in the trucks, so hopefully going back it's still a race track that works good for us and our confidence is really high."
And with his Truck Series win in March, Harvick has also won in all three of NASCAR's nationally-touring series in Atlanta.
"I think that it is pretty cool," Harvick said of the accomplishment. "Anytime you can win in any of the top-three series, it makes for a lot of fun, let alone win in all of them at one track. I know there are a lot of race tracks where we have won in a couple of races in a couple of different divisions, but not in the Truck divisions. Hopefully we can knock a few more of those off, but Atlanta has been pretty successful for us."