NASCAR's Kevin Harvick in Chattanooga for store opening (with video)

NASCAR's Kevin Harvick in Chattanooga for store opening (with video)

February 13th, 2013 by Ron Bush in Local - Breaking News

NASCAR's Kevin Harvick is interviewed by local media before signing autographs during the grand opening of Ollie's Bargain Outlet in the Brainerd Village shopping complex early this morning.

Photo by Dan Henry/Times Free Press.

Fans line up to get an autograph from NASCAR's Kevin Harvick during the grand opening of Ollie's Bargain Outlet in the Brainerd Village shopping complex early Wednesday morning.

Photo by Dan Henry/Times Free Press.

Fans line up to get an autograph from NASCAR's Kevin Harvick during the grand opening of Ollie's Bargain Outlet in the Brainerd Village shopping complex early Wednesday morning.

Photo by Dan Henry/Times Free Press.

NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick was in Chattanooga this morning, helping with the opening of the Ollie's Bargain Outlet in Brainerd Village.

He signed autographs for more than 200 fans after spending a little time with local media in which he said he was eager to get to Daytona Thursday and practice for the first race of the season Saturday night.

Harvick finished eighth in the Sprint Cup point standings last year and wants to make another run at the championship in his last year with Richard Childress Racing.

See more in Thursday's Times Free Press.