DAILY NEWS Feb 19, 2013 9:47 AM - 0 comments

Kevin Harvick Wins NASCAR Sprint Unlimited Race at Daytona

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Champion brand spokesperson Kevin Harvick and the Champion spark plug-powered No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet SS dominated the last of three racing segments to win Saturday night’s 75-lap NASCAR Sprint Unlimited event at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. It was Harvick’s third win of the season-opening, non-points event.

Racing for the first time in NASCAR’s new Generation-6 car, Harvick started the 30-lap opening segment from 17th position and avoided a nine-car accident to advance into the lead for the 25-lap Segment 2. He ran in the top five throughout the next segment and regained the lead heading into the closing, 20-lap sprint to the checkered flag. It was in the final segment when the Champion-powered No. 29 car really showed its stuff, as Harvick led flag to flag, holding off a series of late challenges for a 0.149-second margin of victory.

“Kevin and the RCR (Richard Childress Racing) team were in mid-season form – fast on the track with an excellent chassis setup, and fast in each of their pit stops,” said Federal-Mogul motorsports director Tim Nelson. “We knew he would have challenges in the final laps, but Kevin played it smart and the 29 car had the ‘performance driven’ power from Champion to pull away.”

The NASCAR Sprint Cup season officially begins at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday with the Daytona 500.

As official spokesperson for the Champion brand, Harvick has helped spearhead several innovative programs designed to introduce the brand’s latest “Performance Driven technologies to millions of racing enthusiasts and other consumers.

For additional information regarding Champion spark plugs and related products, please visit www.AlwaysaChampion.com. To find the right Champion plug for any engine, simply log on to Federal-Mogul’s convenient www.FMe-cat.com electronic catalog.

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