• Kevin Harvick has 346 NASCAR Xfinity Series starts in a career that began on Oct. 23, 1999 at North Carolina Speedway in Rockingham. It was an inauspicious beginning for the then 23-year-old Harvick as he started 24th but finished 42nd after an engine failure just 34 laps into the 197-lap race. Twenty races later, however, Harvick scored the first of his 47 career Xfinity Series wins, leading 111 of 200 laps on July 29, 2000 at Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Illinois (now known as World Wide Technology Raceway).
• Harvick’s start in the Pit Boss 250 Saturday at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas, will be his first Xfinity Series start since Sept. 1, 2018 at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway – a span of nearly three years. Harvick ran a five-race Xfinity Series schedule that season and he kicked it off in fine style by winning on Feb. 24, 2018 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It was his 47th and most recent Xfinity Series victory.
• Of Harvick’s 346 career Xfinity Series starts, 11 have come on road courses. He has finished in the top-10 every time. In fact, his worst finish is merely a seventh-place drive at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International on Aug. 12, 2006, and in that race, Harvick still managed to lead 19 laps. He has nine top-five finishes highlighted by two wins – Aug. 4, 2007 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal and Aug. 11, 2007 at Watkins Glen.
• Less than an hour south of COTA in New Braunfels, Texas, is the headquarters of Rush Truck Centers, the primary partner for Harvick in the Pit Boss 250 at COTA. With more than 100 vehicle centers strategically located in high-traffic areas on or near major highways, Rush Truck Centers is the premier service solutions provider to the commercial vehicle industry and the United States’ largest network of truck and bus dealerships, representing industry-leading brands. The dealer group offers an integrated approach to customer needs – from vehicle sales to aftermarket parts, service and body shop operations, plus financing, insurance, leasing and rental, as well as alternate fuel systems and other vehicle technologies.