Stock Car Racing
#4 Kevin Harvick
|Sponsor||Jimmy John's, Busch Beer|
|Crew Chief||Rodney Childers|
|Birthday||DEC 8, 1975|
|Kids||Keelan Paul Harvick|
The 2014 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion is entering his 18th season at the sport’s top level with this being his fifth year behind the wheel for Stewart-Haas Racing.
Ever since joining the organization and being teamed with crew chief Rodney Childers, Harvick has become one of the drivers to beat on a weekly basis. In addition to winning the title in their first season together at SHR, Harvick and Childers have won 14 races and produced 15 poles. In their first year with Ford, the duo combined for two wins, four poles and a berth in the Championship 4.
Harvick, a native of Bakersfield, CA, enters 2017 with 37 career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victories, 46 NASCAR XFINITY wins and 14 NASCAR Camping World Series triumphs.
Before moving to SHR, Harvick spent 13 seasons at Richard Childress Racing, where he won 23 times. He made his debut at Rockingham on Feb. 26, 2001 after the death of Dale Earnhardt the previous week during the Daytona 500, and won his first race a couple weeks later (March 11) at Atlanta Motor Speedway. He went on to finish his rookie season ninth in the point standings despite running in one less race than most of his fellow competitors.
- Harvick made his NASCAR debut on Oct. 15, 1995 at age 19 when he competed in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Mesa Marin Raceway, his hometown track, and finished 27th.
- In addition to his Cup championship, Harvick owns a pair of NASCAR XFINITY Series titles (2001 and 2006).
- Harvick’s 97 victories in NASCAR’s top three touring divisions put him in a tie for fifth on the all-time list with Dale Earnhardt and Darrell Waltrip.
DID YOU KNOW?
This is Harvick’s second time driving a Ford. The first came in 1999 when he piloted the No. 98 Ford F-150 for Liberty Racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Harvick competed in all 25 events that year and posted 11 Top-10 and six Top-5 finishes enroute to a 12th-place overall finish.