Kevin Harvick adds Xfinity, Truck races to 2021 schedule

Kevin Harvick has actually included Xfinity and Truck races to his schedule this season. He will go back to the Xfinity Series this season for the very first time in 2018, running 3 roadway course races. He likewise will run the Bristol Truck dirt race.

Harvick is arranged to contend in the Xfinity races at Circuit of the Americas (May 22), Roadway America (July 3) and Indianapolis (Aug. 14). This marks the very first year Cup has actually performed at COTA and Roadway America. This will be the very first time Cup will run the roadway course at Indianapolis. Harvick will drive for Stewart-Haas Racing. A cars and truck number and sponsors will be revealed later on.

Harvick, a two-time Xfinity champ, has 47 series wins.

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Harvick likewise will run the March 27 Bristol Truck race in the No. 17 for David Gilliland Racing. Hunt Brothers Pizza will be he sponsor. The Bristol Truck dirt race is the night prior to the Cup race. Stewart-Haas Racing colleague Chase Briscoe has actually revealed that he’ll run that Truck race to get ready for the Cup occasion.

“I think there are so many variables in that race,” Harvick stated about the Bristol dirt race. “If I just step back and look at it and say, ‘What would you think about this race? What would be the proper thing to do for us with me personally not having a huge background?

“Obviously, (car owner Tony Stewart) has a huge background and should be an integral part of what we do as a race team as far as making sure that we’re prepared, but I think, for me personally, I know that I’m gonna be a little bit at a deficit as far as when I look at the racetrack and the things that I see and where I need to go.

“Do I need to keep moving up? Do I need to move down? When does it go dry slick? What’s the racetrack gonna be like? What are you anticipating? I think, for me, I have to look at Chase Briscoe and kind of take their lead. He’s got a background in it and just know that I’m still gonna be driving a Cup car on a dirt track. It’s not gonna be like a dirt late model or a midget or a modified, but those guys that do that stuff all the time will definitely have an advantage of knowing where they need to go, when they need to go, and I just kind of have to follow along and keep my eyes open and pay attention.

“In the end, I still think that it’s gonna be just survival. It’s the longest dirt race in the history of mankind, so who knows what the racetrack is going to be like at the end of 250 laps.”

Likewise revealed Wednesday is that JTG Daugherty Racing’s Ryan Preece will drive in the Outdoor camping World Truck races at Nashville (June 18) and Pocono (June 26). Preece will drive the No. 17 for DGR. Hunt Brothers Pizza will be his sponsor at Nashville. Morton Structures will sponsor Preece at Pocono.

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Kevin Harvick includes Xfinity, Truck races to 2021 schedule initially appeared on NBCSports.com

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