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Kevin Harvick to compete in Bristol Trucks race on dirt, adds three Xfinity dates

ByStaff Report March 10, 2021  at 10:58 AM

Kevin Harvick and Ryan Preece have added to their 2021 racing calendars, with Harvick scheduling a start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ race on Bristol Motor Speedway’s dirt track.

Harvick is set to drive David Gilliland Racing’s No. 17 Ford in the Pinty’s Truck Race on Dirt (Saturday, March 27, 8 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) with sponsorship from Hunt Brothers Pizza. The appearance — his first in Camping World Trucks since 2015 — will provide prep time for Cup Series’ March 28 event, the first for the circuit on dirt since 1970.

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Harvick also added three NASCAR Xfinity Series races at three road courses that are new to the Cup Series. He’ll drive a Stewart-Haas Racing Ford at Circuit of the Americas (May 22), Road America (July 3) and Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course (Aug. 14). Car number and sponsors for the Xfinity entry will be announced at a later date, according to the driver’s KHI Management agency, which also represents Preece.

Preece, in his third full Cup Series season with JTG Daugherty Racing, has added two Camping World Truck Series races to his schedule. He’s set to pilot Gilliland’s No. 17 at Nashville Superspeedway (June 18) then return the next week to compete at Pocono Raceway (June 26). Hunt Brothers will sponsor his Nashville go, and Morton Buildings will back his Pocono start.

“I tell all of the drivers we represent at KHI Management that nothing beats seat time, and that goes for me as well,” Harvick said in a news release. “I can learn and have some fun, all at the same time. Road-course racing and dirt-track racing is a challenge, and I’m always up for a challenge.”

NASCAR Returns to Racing with Events at Darlington, Charlotte

Return Slate Includes Seven Races in Three Series Across FOX Networks

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 30, 2020) – NASCAR today announced it will return to racing on May 17, which will kick off a slate of races that includes seven events in three series at two race tracks – Darlington Raceway and Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series will each host its first on-track event since mid-March. 

The NASCAR Cup Series will return to Darlington Raceway on Sunday, May 17, with a 400-mile event scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET, live on FOX, FOX Deportes, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

What follows is a unique schedule that includes midweek races in primetime and a NASCAR crown jewel – the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway – in its traditional Memorial Day Weekend home for the 60th consecutive season.

The opening slate of races is as follows:

DATE               TRACK             SERIES                        DISTANCE        NET      START (ET)

Sun, May 17      Darlington          Cup                              400 mi              FOX     3:30 PM

Tue, May 19      Darlington          Xfinity                           200 mi              FS1      8:00 PM

Wed, May 20     Darlington          Cup                              500 km             FS1      7:30 PM

Sun, May 24      Charlotte           Cup                              600 mi              FOX     6:00 PM

Mon, May 25     Charlotte           Xfinity                           300 mi              FS1      7:30 PM

Tue, May 26      Charlotte           Gander Trucks              200 mi              FS1      8:00 PM

Wed, May 27     Charlotte           Cup                              500 km             FS1      8:00 PM

Each of NASCAR’s return events will be run without fans in attendance. Further schedule adjustments will be announced in the future.

“NASCAR and its teams are eager and excited to return to racing, and have great respect for the responsibility that comes with a return to competition,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer. “NASCAR will return in an environment that will ensure the safety of our competitors, officials and all those in the local community. We thank local, state and federal officials and medical experts, as well as everyone in the industry, for the unprecedented support in our return to racing, and we look forward to joining our passionate fans in watching cars return to the track.” 

“We are excited to welcome back the FOX NASCAR season to our airwaves to provide a return to live sports, a move toward normalcy and a much-needed distraction during these unprecedented times,” said Mark Silverman, President, National Networks, FOX Sports. “While we are thrilled to return to the race track, the health and safety of our employees and all race participants is our top priority.  We will continue working in lockstep with our partners at NASCAR and the race tracks to follow all national and local health guidelines.”

Following thorough collaboration with public health officials, medical experts and state and federal officials, NASCAR has implemented a comprehensive health and safety plan. In accordance with CDC, OSHA and state and local government recommendations, nearly every aspect of how the event is conducted will be significantly modified, including:

  • One-day shows;
  • Mandated use of personal protective equipment throughout the event;
  • Health screenings for all individuals prior to entering the facility, while inside the facility and exiting the facility;
  • Social distancing protocols throughout the event;
  • Strict limits on the number of individuals who are granted access into each facility

As NASCAR works towards the execution of these events, the sanctioning body will continue to work with state and local authorities based on trends and local restrictions.

In-race competition procedures remain largely unchanged, though NASCAR will eliminate practice for all events during this opening return slate, as well as qualifying for all events except the Coca-Cola 600.

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Brett Moffitt Set to Drive the No. 02 Chevrolet at Daytona International Speedway Our Motorsports Taps NASCAR Truck Champion Brett Moffitt to Pilot First Four Races in 2020

January 30, 2020 (Statesville, NC) – Our Motorsports has signed NASCAR champion driverBrett Moffitt to pilot the No. 02 Chevrolet Camaro for the team’s debut in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 15. To aid in the team’s transition to the new series, Moffitt will also drive the next three scheduled series races being held at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Auto Club Speedway and Phoenix Raceway. Sponsorship for Daytona along with the additional three races will be announced soon.

Moffitt, the 2018 NASCAR Gander Outdoor Series Champion, has competed across all three of NASCAR’s top touring series; NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and the NASCAR Grander RV & Outdoor Truck Series, including 11 wins in only 59 career starts in the Truck Series. Currently, Moffitt competes full-time in the truck series for GMS Racing in the No. 23 Chevrolet Silverado

“I am really excited about this opportunity with Our Motorsports to get back into the Xfinity Series,” said Moffitt, who has four starts at Daytona, but none in the Xfinity Series. “Chris (Our), Andy (Seuss) and Joe (Williams) have all been working really hard to get this team up and running for the 2020 season. With the support and blessing from Mike (Beam) and Maury (Gallagher) at GMS Racing, it’s going to be a lot of fun getting to race with Our Motorsports for the first four races this year.”

Earlier this week, Our Motorsports named Joe Williams as the crew chief of the No. 02 Chevrolet Camaro.  Daytona will be the first race that Moffitt and Williams will be paired together.

“I am excited to have Brett Moffitt join Our Motorsports for our debut in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Brett is a championship winning driver, and has a great track record for performance on track. We’ve put together a great group of guys for the 2020 season, and I’m hopeful for a great run this year.

On track activity for the NASCAR Xfinity Series begins February 14th at Daytona International Speedway. For more information on Our Motorsports, follow along on social media; FacebookTwitterInstagram. For information on sponsorship opportunities, email