Harvick Staying at Stewart-Haas Racing

CONCORD, N.C. — In case you missed it, Kevin Harvick is staying put with Tony Stewart.

Thursday, Stewart-Haas Racing announced that the driver of the No. 4 SHR Chevrolet was signed to a long-term extension. This put an end to rumors that Harvick might leave the team at the end of the season when his contract expired.

“When you have talented people who consistently deliver results, you hold on to them,” Gene Haas, team co-owner, said. “Kevin Harvick is an exceptional talent and we’re very proud to have him a part of Stewart-Haas Racing for years to come.”

Harvick joined SHR in 2014 after spending the past 13 years with Richard Childress Racing. In his first season with the team, he won five races on his way to claiming the Sprint Cup Series championship. Last season, Harvick tied Bobby Allison for the most runner-up finishes in the modern era of NASCAR at 13 and finished runner-up in the championship to Kyle Busch.

To date, Harvick has amassed nine wins, 42 top fives and 57 top-10s in 84 races with SHR.

“It was a big decision to join Stewart-Haas Racing and it has turned out to be my best decision,” said Harvick. “I came to Stewart-Haas Racing to win championships. We have one, but that only made us hungry for more. I’m very happy to have my future secure with a team so dedicated to winning.”

He currently sits first in points heading into Charlotte.

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Tucker White
Tucker White
I've followed NASCAR for well over 20 years of my life, both as a fan and now as a member of the media. As of 2024, I'm on my ninth season as a traveling NASCAR beat writer. For all its flaws and dumb moments, NASCAR at its best produces some of the best action you'll ever see in the sport of auto racing. Case in point: Kyle Larson's threading the needle pass at Darlington Raceway on May 9, 2021. On used-up tires, racing on a worn surface and an aero package that put his car on the razor's edge of control, Larson demonstrated why he's a generational talent. Those are the stories I want to capture and break down. In addition to NASCAR, I also follow IndyCar and Formula 1. As a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, and a graduate of the University of Tennessee, I'm a diehard Tennessee Volunteers fan (especially in regards to Tennessee football). If covering NASCAR doesn't kill me, down the road, watching Tennessee football will. I'm also a diehard fan of the Atlanta Braves, and I lived long enough to see them win a World Series for the first time since 1995 (when I was just a year old). I've also sworn my fan allegiance to the Nashville Predators, though that's not paid out as much as the Braves. Furthermore, as a massive sports dork, I follow the NFL on a weekly basis. Though it's more out of an obligation than genuine passion (for sports dorks, following the NFL is basically an unwritten rule). Outside of sports, I'm a major cinema buff and a weeb. My favorite film is "Blazing Saddles" and my favorite anime is "Black Lagoon."

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