Its very likely that if they are planning for Harvick to drive, that Robby has his or another truck that Harvick is getting some seat time in. There is no way they would just throw him in a truck and expect him to race. When you get big time owners like Richard Childress involved the factories will be much more open to help out in the desert. With this excitement for the Baja 1000 I think there will be some news crews around and there should be some TV coverage.
I was talking to the head of the vortec team on the plan back from cabo after the 2000. The story at the time was they were selling one truck and putting the other in a museum. They were selling of alot of shop equipment and spares to. The plan at the time was to build two new trucks and return for the 2002 season. So they could just be a little late on the original plan but with some new backers....
Kinda shocking to see Robby behind a Chevy...but hey, I'm not one to argue. I am wonderous to why Chad Ragland isn't driving one of them. King Larry was Mr. Vortec, with all the GM factory backing known to man. I would love to see the pit crews in the middle of the desert doing stops with all their gear and garb on....that would be comedy! =) Thank god there is finally another Chevy team....Ragland, Collins, Miller and Patelli need the extra support. Not to say the 4 forementioned guys aren't great, but chevy is outnumbered 2-1 right now.
When is Harvick getting any seat time because of the NASCAR schedule??? SCORE bumped the 1000 back because of them wanting to run and any other probables...... I heard Robby is running his same TT but instead of a Ford body it will have a Chevy body on it.... I heard that the Groff Class 1 car sponsored by KLSX will have Jimmy Vasser for the 1000 also???? Anyone ??? Class, Class ???
There are seven days in a week. I am sure that Kevin has some extra time away from his busy NASCAR schedule to play around in either Robby's or another truck to get a feel for driving an off road vehicle. Just like many of us who have a full time jobs and still find the time to prep and test our race vehicles before the race, Kevin has probably found some time for himself. I would find it hard to believe that Kevin would jump into a TT on race day without ever driving one first. They do get a few weekends off during the season and they will have a week to get ready for the Baja 1000. I am sure that Kevin will get some seat time in a TT before the start of the race if they expect him to drive.
Yeah, and lots of us don't get off work and travel and jetset all over the country with fundraisers, interviews, testing New cars, and the track their running the following weekend etc. etc. I doubt he has the time you think he does....