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Kevin Harvick to compete in K&N West season opener

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Kevin Harvick will return to his hometown of Bakersfield, California, to compete in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season opener next month.

Harvick, the 2014 Cup champion, is set to make his second start in the series in the last year on March 15, Kern County Raceway Park announced Tuesday.

The track will host the K&N Pro Series West 175 presented by NAPA Auto Parts the Thursday before the Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.

Kern County Raceway Park. (Photo by Jonathan Moore/Getty Images)

It will be Harvick’s first race at the half-mile track in a NASCAR series.

The Stewart-Haas Racing driver, who won the 1998 K&N West title, has claimed victory in his last two starts in the series. He won last July at Sonoma Raceway driving for Jerry Pitts.

Before that his last start and win was in 2007 at Iowa Speedway.

He has seven wins in the series.

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