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Austin Dillon will stand by as a possible relief driver for Kevin Harvick in Saturday night's Coke Zero 400, the NASCAR Wire Service reported.
Harvick and his wife, DeLana Harvick, are expecting their first child, and there's a possibility the baby may be born Saturday, which also is DeLana Harvick's birthday.
"Happy birthday @DeLanaHarvick could be an interesting one," Harvick posted on his Twitter account just before noon ET on Saturday.
Dillon flew home to North Carolina after finishing fourth in Friday night's NASCAR Nationwide Series race, intending to race Late Models before heading for a Nationwide event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, according to sources close to the situation.
But Dillon was returning to Daytona on Saturday in case his services were needed. Harvick said Thursday that he didn't have a back-up arranged, but apparently that changed as the weekend progressed.
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Kevin Harvick became a father on Sunday, a day after his wife flew home unexpectedly from Daytona International Speedway.
Keelan Paul Harvick was born Sunday in North Carolina. He is the first child for Kevin and DeLana Harvick.
DeLana Harvick had been in Daytona leading into Saturday night's race, but returned to North Carolina for precautionary reasons. Harvick had Kenny...
Kevin Harvick and the No. 29 Budweiser Folds of Honor ran strong in the Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola on Saturday night but ultimately finished 23rd after being collected in a last-lap incident at Daytona International Speedway.
The Bakersfield, Calif., native started the 160-lap event from the 11th position and fell to the back of the 43 car field during the early laps in...
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #33 Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevrolet, and his wife DeLana Harvick stand on the grid during pre-race ceremonies for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Feed The Children 300 at Kentucky Speedway on June 29, 2012 in Sparta, Kentucky. (June 28, 2012 - Source: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images North America)
On Sunday the Harvick’s announced the birth of their son, Keelan...
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #29 Budweiser Chevrolet, met with members of the media at Daytona International Speedway and discussed how restrictor-plate racing has evolved this season, where he feels his team is at this point of the season, what he thinks it will take to secure a spot in the Chase with nine races remaining and much more.
TALK ABOUT THE RESTRICTOR-PLATE RACING EVOLVING...
Kevin Harvick and the No. 33 Rheem/Menards team finished 28th after being collected in the “big one” during Friday night’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race under the lights at Daytona International Speedway. The Bakersfield, Calif., native started the 100-lap event from the fourth position and remained near the top 10 early in the event, while swapping drafting partners and protecting...
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR Nationwide Series regular Austin Dillon has returned to Daytona Beach, Fla., where he will remain on standby to drive the No. 29 Budweiser Folds of Honor Chevrolet in tonight’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway should Richard Childress Racing teammate Kevin Harvick need to return home for...
Austin Dillon is in trouble again.
His Nationwide Series pole-winning speed on Friday afternoon was disallowed after his car failed post-qualifying inspection. Officials found an illegal open cooling hose that went into the cockpit, a violation of Rule 20A-2.1J.
He dropped to the rear of the field, No. 42, for the start of the Jalapeno 250 on Friday night but is still credited...
Austin Dillon says he'd be honored to drive the late Dale Earnhardt's iconic No. 3 in the Sprint Cup Series.
Dillon is the grandson of Richard Childress, who owns the rights to the number and uses it for Dillon in the Nationwide Series. Dale Earnhardt Jr. has also used the number before in the Nationwide Series, but the No. 3 has not been in a Cup race since Earnhardt'...
Kenny Wallace was wearing Kevin Harvick's red firesuit and AJ Allmendinger's yellow helmet in the pits Saturday, an odd combination for an even stranger scenario at Daytona International Speedway.
Wallace was Plan B for two teams.
The part-time driver was asked to serve as a standby for Harvick and nearly ended up replacing Allmendinger.
''Well, that was drama...
TONY STEWART - WINNER
#14 Mobil 1 Chevrolet
· Three wins, seven top fives, 12 top 10s; one pole
· Average finish of 16.7
· Average Running Position of 13.5, second-best
· Driver Rating of 97.1, second-best
· 66 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most
· Average Green Flag Speed of 187.605...
Austin Dillon won the pole for Friday night’s Subway Jalapeno 250 from Daytona with a lap of 50.750. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Cole Whitt, Danica Patrick, and Kevin Harvick round out the top five starting positions. With only 43 entries, no drivers missed the race. The event will be live on ESPN at 7:30 PM EST.
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