DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick could miss the first Budweiser Shootout practice because of flulike symptoms.
Team officials say the 2007 Daytona 500 winner remains in bed at home in North Carolina. He did not attend Daytona 500 media day and probably will miss Shootout practice later Thursday.
Richard Childress Racing teammate Clint Bowyer is on standby to take Harvick’s place during practice. Saturday night’s Shootout is an exhibition that kicks off Speedweeks.