Kevin Harvick will be having a busy race weekend at his home track, Phoenix International Raceway, and will be in all three NASCAR races.
On Friday night, he'll be driving for his own team, Kevin Harvick, Inc. in the No. 2 Camping World Chevy truck in the Casino Arizona 150 Craftsman Truck Series race.
On Saturday afternoon, he'll again be driving for his own team, in the No. 33 Camping World Chevy car in the Hefty Odor Block 200 Nationwide Series.
On Sunday afternoon, he'll be driving the No. 29 RCR Shell-Pennzoil Chevy car in the Checker O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 in Sprint Cup.
Harvick has been successful at the one-mile flat track. In 11 Cup starts, he has compiled two wins, three top fives, and five top ten finishes. If you combine all three Series, it's 31 starts, one pole, five wins, 14 top-five and 17 top-ten finishes.
In fact, he was the first driver to accomplish the trifecta at Phoenix, winning in Trucks, Cups and Nationwide.
"You have to get your car to handle and have good forward bite up off the corner," he says. "The asphalt is worn out. I like going there. I grew up at Phoenix." (David Exum)
Happy started his career at Phoenix, racing a lot in Southwest Tour and Winston West. He also drove in the Phoenix Truck Series races.
He's learned how to get around the flat track, and he knows some things he can do should his car or truck not handle well.
He's also taken that knowledge from Phoenix and translated it to success on flat tracks, not only in NCTS but also in NNS & NSCS.
Happy has a lot of memories at Phoenix both on and off the track. "It is a good place to race and always a lot of fun to go back and see friends and family you don't get to see a lot". (David Exum)
I've picked Happy in my Top Five picks at Phoenix in trucks for my Update.
Now I'm picking him to win both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup races also. We could even see him make another first at Phoenix and be a first for NASCAR.
He could become the first driver to win in consecutive races in each of NASCAR's three National Series, all on the same weekend.
But the big hurdle for him will be his teammate Ron Hornaday and if Delana lays down the law on him Friday night.