Originally written on Start 'N' Park Blog  |  Last updated 9/27/14
Kevin Harvick has two career wins at Watkins Glen International, but none since 2007. He will look to turn around his recent past at the track and get that third victory, potentially the second win in the Sprint Cup Series. In 2006 Harvick got his first win in the Sprint Cup Series on a road course and backed that up with a Nationwide Series victory the following year. His Nationwide Series record is impeccable, finishing no worse than seventh in seven career starts. Take that seventh place finish out of the equation, and it’s six races finishing 3rd, 3rd, 1st, 4th, 4th, and 3rd. On the Sprint Cup Series side it has been 12 starts with the win, two top-5 finishes, and six top-10 finishes. He has 29 laps led, 28 of which came in the 2006 victory and one lap came in 2004. Harvick is not worried about his statistical background, but the excitement that comes from road racing. “The road-course races have been pretty exciting over the past couple of years. Last year’s race at Watkins Glen (International) had a pretty exciting finish from what I remember, and it’s this type of racing that has really become a part of our sport and helps keep things exciting to watch,” said Harvick. He also knows there are big differences between the two road course races run in the Cup Series. “There is a lot of speed difference. At Watkins Glen (International) you go from turn one, up through the esses and into the inner loop and end up running about 170-180 miles per hour down the backstretch. At Sonoma (Raceway) you’re lucky to get above 100 miles per hour, so speed is definitely the biggest difference,” explained Harvick. The action gets under way Friday with two practice sessions, with Saturday qualifying, and then Sunday is the Cheez-It 355 At The Glen. The race starts at 1 PM EST and can be seen on ESPN.

Rajon Rondo: I'm a top-three NBA player

Report: Johnny Manziel almost certain to start in Week 15

Eric Berry diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma

Phil Jackson: Knicks have a 'loser's mentality'

Dwight Howard isn’t coming back anytime soon

Nick Young: Jared Sullinger made me feel like a punk


Brady Quinn: TCU, Baylor never had shot at CFB Playoff

Seahawks DE Michael Bennett takes shot at Mark Sanchez

Report: Oregon State reached out to Brady Hoke about job

Minor league salaries challenged in antitrust lawsuit

Joseph Fauria tweets that Russell Wilson stole his gal?

Brady: 'Blame CBS and NBC' for putting in-game swearing on air

Jay Gruden threatens to read players’ tweets at meetings

Navy unveils 'Don't Tread on Me' helmets for Army game

Where will Jim Harbaugh end up in 2015?

10 things we learned about the College Football Playoff

Kevin Durant gives signed shoes to kid who had his stolen

11 amazing NFL stats from Week 14

Andre Drummond takes photo of himself driving 96 mph

Florida's Caleb Brantley rants about Gators' bowl selection

WATCH: Justin Timberlake tests out life as an NBA cameraman

Report: Man shot as result of 49ers-Raiders dispute

2014-15 college football bowl game watchability rankings

S.I. names Madison Bumgarner 'Sportsman of the Year'

Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Rondo: I'm a top-three NBA player

11 amazing NFL stats from Week 14

Jackson: Knicks think like losers

Drummond takes photo of himself going 96 mph

Florida player rants about bowl selection

UFC 181: Pettis shines and Hendricks falters in return from injuries

Seahawks DE takes shot at Sanchez

Bowl watchability rankings

Russell Wilson stole Joseph Fauria's gal?

Brady blames TV for airing his swearing

10 takeaways from NFL Week 14

Jeff Fisher trolls RG3 with coin toss

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.