Originally written on Start 'N' Park Blog  |  Last updated 11/9/14

HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Kevin Harvick, driver of the #29 Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2009 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Kevin Harvick and the No. 29 Budweiser Folds of Honor team crossed the finish line in the 11th position in the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway after battling handling issues during the 267-lap event. The Bakersfield, Calif., native started the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series night race from the fourth position before sliding back in the field reporting that the red, white and blue Chevrolet was extremely tight during the early portion of the race.

The Shane Wilson-led pit crew made several scheduled two-tire and four-tire pit stops in an effort to improve the handling issue their driver was battling, allowing Harvick to maintain a position within the top 15. As the sun set on the Sparta, Ky.-based facility, track conditions began to change and Harvick informed the crew the Budweiser Folds of Honor Chevrolet went from being too tight, to developing a loose-handling condition.

Despite changing handling issues, the Richard Childress Racing veteran driver was able to maintain a running position within the top 15, ultimately crossing the finish line to bring home the 11th-place finish. Harvick remains sixth in the Sprint Cup Series driver point championship standings, 68 points behind the leader.

Start – 4
Finish – 11
Laps Led – 0
Points – 6 

KEVIN HARVICK QUOTE: “It was a tough night for the Budweiser Folds of Honor team. We spent all night fighting handling issues and just couldn’t get the car where we wanted it. We’ll put this race behind us and start preparing for Daytona (International Speedway) next week in hope of finding a better finish.”


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