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Friday, June 27th, 2008
10:45 am
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Monday, June 16th, 2008
6:23 am
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Harvick on young 'punk' drivers: 'They just need to grow up'
Mike Harris / Associated Press
BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Kevin Harvick isn't impressed with the attitudes of some of the young drivers who have arrived in NASCAR in the last few years.

In the wake of a meeting Friday in which NASCAR president Mike Helton asked drivers to complain less and be more mindful of the economic woes affecting fans, Harvick said Saturday a lot of the grousing is coming from drivers who haven't been around long.

"There are a lot of them that disrespect the sport week in and week out and they act like a bunch of 18-year-old punks, which most of them probably are, and they just need to grow up," Harvick said. "If we all move in the same direction, things will get better, as they would in any business, whether it's the media or the drivers or the owners. Everybody here has the same goal and that's to have a successful sport."

The usually outspoken Harvick, once considered a bad boy in the sport, said the short meeting with Helton in the garage area at Michigan International Speedway was a good one.

"NASCAR talks to a lot of the drivers a lot of the time," Harvick said. "It's just a matter of how willing you are to go up and spend the time to talk about it. As young drivers ... you don't want to go up in the (NASCAR) trailer. It's kind of like talking to your dad.

"When you turn 15, 16, or 17 years old, you kind of rebel against the whole situation, and a lot of the young guys in the garage don't really understand what's going on. And they're really fast in the race car, but don't really have a clue of everything that's going on around them."

Many of the recent complaints from Cup drivers have been about the Car of Tomorrow, which is being used for its first full season after a 16-race trial in 2007. Helton asked the drivers to be more patient and let the development of the car take place as the season goes on.

"Right now, there are some of them that, sure their car doesn't drive like it was a couple of years ago. But this car was not intended to drive like the ones a couple of years ago," Harvick said. "We were supposed to put more of the driver capability back in (their) hands. And if you go back a year and a half or two years ago, a lot of the guys just wanted to keep putting downforce in the car, put downforce in the car so they could hold the thing wide open.

"Well, that's never been what NASCAR racing is all about. If they want something they can hold wide open, they need to go race IndyCars and ride around in a pack like that."
Friday, June 13th, 2008
10:55 am
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Friday, June 6th, 2008
5:34 pm
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1:28 pm
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Thursday, June 5th, 2008
1:14 pm
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From last year
Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008
10:11 am
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THE BOYS GO BACK TO THE DIRT…

This Wednesday, June 4, Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, will play host to an eclectic group of today’s racing superstars in the fourth annual Old Spice Prelude to the Dream. The legendary half-mile dirt oval that is a racing Field of Dreams will see NASCAR’s finest do battle behind the wheel of 2,300-pound dirt late model stock cars capable of producing over 800 horsepower. Last year’s star-studded affair raised more than $800,000 for the Petty family’s Victory Junction Gang Camp and several other charitable organizations.

The all-star cast will feature NASCAR’s Stewart, Kasey Kahne, Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth, Mark Martin, Denny Hamlin, Bobby Labonte and last year’s winner, Carl Edwards. Other drivers that have committed to the event include J.J. Yeley, Clint Bowyer, Ryan Newman, Bill Elliott, Dave Blaney, Aric Almirola, Ray Evernham, Red Farmer, Ken Schrader, Kenny Wallace and the NHRA’s Cruz Pedregon and Ron Capps. Additional participants will be announced in the coming weeks.

HBO Pay-Per-View will present the event live to the entire nation again in 2008. Proceeds from the telecast will support construction of Victory Junction Gang Camp in Kansas City. The live, commercial-free broadcast will begin at 7 p.m. EDT with an immediate replay and subsequent replays through the week and following weekend. HBO’s Pay-Per-View racing telecast has a suggested retail price of $24.95 and is available to more than 61 million pay-per-view homes. Ordering information and up-to-the minute racing information is available at www.hbo.com.
Monday, June 2nd, 2008
7:07 pm
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Friday, May 30th, 2008
11:00 am
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Wednesday, May 28th, 2008
11:03 am
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Tuesday, May 27th, 2008
7:19 am
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Monday, May 26th, 2008
9:45 pm
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9:39 pm
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Saturday, May 24th, 2008
10:58 am
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10:56 am
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Friday, May 23rd, 2008
9:38 am
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Monday, May 19th, 2008
6:59 am
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Harvick rolling with the punches this week.



May 16, 2008 - 11:53PM
By Monte Dutton
CONCORD - Kevin Harvick, winner last year of what is now known as the Sprint All-Star Race, has seen a lot in both his life and his eight seasons of competition at NASCAR's highest level.

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Friday, May 16th, 2008
2:31 pm
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1:08 pm
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Kevin Harvick's DNF Record Remains Intact Despite Hard Contact with Wall at Darlington

Race/Date: Dodge Challenger 500 - May 10, 2008
Location: Darlington (S.C.) Raceway
Start Position: 11th
Finish Position: 39th
Points Position: Ninth (Lost four positions)

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