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February 20, 2011 by staff 

Daytona 500, (AP) – A rare pair of engine failures for Richard Childress Racing Kevin Harvick hit contenders Jeff Burton and the Daytona 500. Harvick car lasted only 22 laps before defending what his team was suspected of a broken engine block. Burton’s car was then given after 92 laps.

Harvick said that the problem probably has nothing to do with the concerns of overheating acting to push the car in the style of writing two cars, which dominated Speedweeks at Daytona. “I do not think so,” said Harvick. “Overheating would have happened at a point where it flies, you see the water start to come out (the radiator).”

But Burton said the style of racing at Daytona this tax year on engines.

“We ask a lot of drivers out here for you,” said Burton. “These are difficult situations.”

Team RCR engines are built by Earnhardt-Childress Racing, a joint venture between the team of Childress and Dale Earnhardt Inc. next Sunday issues, they were considered among the most powerful and reliable in the field.

Burton is not sure if the engines P. left by others in the area would be able to last.

“We thought we were well within our limits, but maybe not,” said Burton.

Harvick, the 2007 Daytona 500 champion, was a favorite early season Sunday after having shown a lot of speed during Speedweeks. He was lined up behind Matt Kenseth when his engine exploded, sending smoke from under his No. 29 Chevrolet.

“We never blow engines,” said Harvick.

Harvick said his oil temperature reading was a little high, and he was backing up from behind Kenseth’s car to take his car cooled when the engine exploded.

“We had an oil temperature reaches over, but nothing unusual, and I had just gone,” said Harvick. “At the beginning of the race, even if you get hot, it is usually not a catastrophic failure like we just had. ”

Harvick, who finished third in last year’s Sprint Cup, said it was an easy way to start the new season.

“Obviously, we arrive at the biggest race of the year, and that happens from the start is just something you do not really want to happen,” said Harvick. “It’s just a these things happen. We’re going years and years without engine failure, and they do a great job on this. It happens. ”

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