Biography - About Kevin Harvick
Kevin Harvick is a veteran driver in the NASCAR Cup Series currently with Stewart-Haas Racing. The 2021 season will be his 21st in the Premier Series and eight with SHR driving the No. 4 Mustang. As one of the most successful stock car racing teams, Harvick is part of a dynamic foursome that includes Chase Briscoe, Aric Almirola, and Cole Custer. Briscoe moves up from the Xfinity Series to replace Clint Bowyer, who retired and moves into the television booth.
Kevin Harvick - Racing Career
Harvick began racing carts at the age of 5, winning seven national titles and two Grand National championships. He won the 1993 late model title at Mesa Marin Raceway in his hometown and was the NASCAR Southwest Series Rookie of the Year in 1995. Harvick also added another Rookie of the Year trophy in the Xfinity Series in 2000.
In 2001, his first career Cup start was at Rockingham Speedway, NASCAR’s second event. Few will remember that he finished P14 because earlier in the week, Richard Childress selected him to replace the legendary Dale Earnhardt, who died in a Daytona 500 crash. They were big shoes to fill, but he responded by winning twice, the first one in just his third start for RCR. He beat race laps leader Jeff Gordon at Atlanta Motor Speedway. His second would come at Chicago.
Harvick started 466 times for Richard Childress before moving over to Stewart-Haas after the 2013 campaign.
Kevin Harvick - Records
Harvick’s Touring Series career began in 1999 at the age of 19 in what is now known as the Camping World Truck Series. Since then, he has found the winner’s circle 119 times. A winner of the 2007 Daytona 500, Harvick won the Cup Series title in 2014 and has qualified for the Championship 4 five times in the last seven seasons. He finished fifth last season after barely missing out in the Round of 8 finale despite a series-best and career-high nine victories.
Kevin Harvick - Awards and Accolades
1995 NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Series Rookie of the Year
2001 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Rookie of the Year
2000 NASCAR Busch Series Rookie of the Year
2001 NASCAR Busch Series Most Popular Driver
2009 Xfinity Series “Driver of the Decade”
2015 ESPY Awards Best Driver
Kevin Harvick - Family
Kevin Michael Harvick was born on Dec. 8, 1975 (now 45) in Bakersfield, California. He is married to DeLana Harvick and has two children, Keelan and Piper. As Keelan was growing up, you could see him at the track with his mother, sometimes in the seat of his daddy’s car just before race time. His hobbies include golf, hunting, and, of course, family time.