FONTANA – Kevin Harvick has been through a whirlweek week following his victory Sunday in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season opener at Daytona. He spent Tuesday in New York and is scheduled to be in Hollywood on Thursday. He’ll get no rest at California Speedway. “I am looking forward to this weekend,” said Harvick. “It will be the first time I have run all three races since September 2005 at Richmond.” On Friday night, Harvick will drive one of his own Chevrolet Silverado trucks in the Craftsman Truck Series San Bernardino County 200. He’ll also complete Saturday in a Kevin Harvick Inc. Chevy in the Busch Series Stater Bros. 300. On Sunday, Harvick will climb back into the Shell/Pennzoil Chevy that carried him to victory at Daytona for the Auto Club 500. However, success at Fontana has been elusive for Harvick. “California has been a little bit of a struggle for us as a race team the last couple years,” said Harvick, whose best finish was sixth in the 2005 Auto Club 500. “It’s probably been one of our worst race tracks, to be honest with you, going in there. We want to go in there and have a solid weekend and see where we fall with everything. “It doesn’t get any bigger than the Daytona week. Finding the focus to race the car is usually not a problem for us.” Harvick’s the first to admit there’s less pressure competing in the truck series than in Cup. “You can just go out and race as hard as you can and go for the win,” said Harvick, who hails from Bakersfield. “I am doing four races in a KHI truck this year. Clint (Bowyer) will drive in four truck races for me this year and Cale Gale will drive in three more. “I like the truck series, I like being at the track. When I am at the track, I just like being a part of what is going on. I will continue to run truck races this year and just really enjoy what I do.” Ron Hornaday Jr., a former Palmdale resident, is Harvick’s full-time CTS driver. Hornaday returns to the area where he established his reputation. “Going to California is always good for me because of the fans; the race track is close to my hometown,” Hornaday said. “In the last California race, we lost the master cylinder and had no brakes. Heading into the second race with a seventh place finish at Daytona, is a good way to start the season off.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!