Kevin's Career Highlights
- Won the Sprint Cup Series race March 13 at Phoenix International Raceway by 0.010 of a second over runner-up Carl Edwards. The total margin of victory is the closest in series history at Phoenix International Raceway, breaking the previous mark of 0.13 of a second in 2010 set by Ryan Newman over runner-up Jeff Gordon.
- Finished runner-up in the 2015 Sprint Cup Series championship driver point standings by one point to champion Kyle Busch.
- Won three Sprint Cup Series point races - March 8 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, March 15 at Phoenix International Raceway and Oct. 4 at Dover (Del.) International Speedway.
- Established his new single-season career-high by leading 2,294 laps
- Recorded 22 top-five finishes setting a new single-season career-high, eclipsing his 16 top-fives earned in 2010.
- Recorded 27 top-10 finishes setting a new single-season career-high, besting his 26 top-10s in 2010.
- Led 355 laps in the AAA 400 at Dover on Oct. 4, setting a new personal record for laps led in a single Sprint Cup event. His previous high was 272 laps led at Richmond on May 6, 2006.
- Led his 2,000th lap of the season at Dover on Oct. 4, Harvick becomes the first driver since Jeff Gordon in 1995 and 1996 to lead more than 2,000 laps in consecutive seasons.
- Becomes only the 24th Sprint Cup driver to surpass the 8,000 laps led mark in his career by leading 44 laps at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway on September 6.
- Becomes the 10th Sprint Cup driver to score double-digit runner-up finishes in a single season, and the first since Bobby Allison in 1972.
- Scored his 250th career top-10 finish in 526th career Sprint Cup starts in the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway on August 22.
- Won the “Best Driver” ESPY Award
- On April 22, Harvick and the No. 4 team were honored by President of the United States Barack Obama for the 2014 Sprint Cup Series Championship on the South Lawn of the White House.
- Bakersfield, California mayor Harvey Hall proclaimed Wednesday, March 18, 2015 as “Kevin Harvick Day” in his hometown. Also on March 18, The Kevin Harvick Foundation, in partnership with the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, announced a plan to renovate and remodel the gymnasium and outdoor play area of the Boys & Girls Club of Kern County.
- Started the season with seven straight top-10 finishes, including six finishes in the top-two.
- Became the first Sprint Cup driver to start a season with five consecutive top-two finishes.
- Scored eighth straight finishes of second or better, a streak that began at Texas Motor Speedway in November 2014 and ended at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway in March. The most recent driver to score eight consecutive top-two finishes prior to Harvick was NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty in 1975. Petty holds the record with 11 straight top-two finishes.
- Won the Sprint Cup Series pole award at Phoenix International Raceway for the CampingWorld.com 500k with a lap of 25.577 seconds at a speed of 140.751 mph.
- Earned first Sprint Cup championship by one point over Ryan Newman. Harvick won back-to-back Sprint Cup races at Phoenix International Raceway and Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway to finish the season and secure the championship.
- Harvick joins Bobby Labonte and Brad Keselowski as the only drivers to earn both a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship and a NASCAR Nationwide Series championship.
- Won five Sprint Cup point races – March 2 at Phoenix, April 12 at Darlington (S.C.), Oct. 12 at Charlotte, Nov. 9 at Phoenix and Nov. 16 at Homestead.
- Won eight Sprint Cup poles – April 11 at Darlington, May 9 at Kansas, June 13 at Michigan, July 26 at Indianapolis, August 22 at Bristol (Tenn.), August 29th at Atlanta, September 26 at Dover (Del.) and October 3 at Kansas.
- Swept Sprint Cup races at Phoenix by winning races on March 2 and Nov. 9.
- Swept Sprint Cup poles at Kansas by winning poles on May 9 and Oct. 3
- By virtue of his second-place finish in the GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway on August 3, Harvick secured a spot in the Chase for the Championship for the eighth time in his career.
- Set the Sprint Cup qualifying record at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City on Oct. 3 (Round 2: 27.304 seconds at 197.773 mph)
- Set the Sprint Cup qualifying record at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway on Aug. 22 (Round 2: 14.607 seconds at 131.362 mph)
- Set the Sprint Cup qualifying record at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 26 (Round 1: 47.753 seconds at 188.470 mph)
- Set the Sprint Cup qualifying record at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn (Round 3: 35.198 seconds at 204.557 mph). The fastest pole-winning speed since April 1987 when Bill Elliott set the all-time Sprint Cup qualifying record of 212.809 mph at Talladega Superspeedway. Harvick’s lap was the fastest qualifying lap ever at a non-restrictor plate track.
- Set the Sprint Cup qualifying record at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth on April 5 (Round 1: 27.234 seconds at 198.282 mph). The recorded speed and time are the fastest qualifying effort on a mile-and-a-half track in NASCAR history.
- Won the year-end Mobil 1 Driver of the Year Award
- Won the year-end Sunoco Diamond Performance Award
- Won the year-end 3M Lap Leader Award for leading the most laps in Sprint Cup competition (2,137 laps)
- Won the year-end American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award
- Won the year-end Duralast Brakes Brake in the Race Award
- Won the year-end Freescale Wide Open Award
- Won the year-end Goodyear Award
- Finished third in Sprint Cup point standings as a member of the 13-driver Chase for the Championship.
- Won four Sprint Cup point races – April 27 at Richmond (Va.), May 26 at Charlotte (N.C.), October 6 at Kansas and November 10 at Phoenix.
- Won Sprint Cup pole October 4 at Kansas, breaking a 254-race pole drought dating back to New Hampshire in September 2006.
- Won the non-points Sprint Unlimited Sprint Cup race February 16 at Daytona for the third time in his career.
- Won the non-points Budweiser Duel Sprint Cup race February 21 at Daytona to earn a third-place starting spot in the Daytona 500.
- Won Nationwide Series race August 31 at Atlanta.
- Finished eighth in Sprint Cup point standings as a member of the 12-driver Chase for the Championship.
- Won NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race November 11 at Phoenix.
- Won two Nationwide Series races – September 7 at Richmond and November 3 at Texas.
- Won 24th Nationwide Series pole April 27 at Richmond.
- Won NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race March 31 at Martinsville (Va.).
- Won two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series poles – March 31 at Martinsville and June 1 at Dover (Del.).
- Finished third in Sprint Cup point standings for the second consecutive year as a member of the 12-driver Chase for the Championship.
- Won four Sprint Cup point races – March 27 at Fontana (Calif.), April 3 at Martinsville, May 29 at Charlotte and September 10 at Richmond.
- Harvick’s successive wins at Fontana and Martinsville marked the second time he won back-to-back Sprint Cup races in career.
- Won 23rd Nationwide Series pole July 1 at Daytona.
- Won four Camping World Truck Series races – August 7 at Pocono (Pa.), August 20 at Michigan, August 24 at Bristol (Tenn.) and November 4 at Texas. Three of those wins – at Pocono, Michigan and Bristol – came in successive races.
- Earned his second Truck Series pole August 6 at Pocono in his 110th Truck Series start.
- Won Truck Series owner championship. It was Harvick’s third Truck Series owner championship.
- Finished third in Sprint Cup point standings as a member of the 12-driver Chase for the Championship.
- Won three Sprint Cup point races – April 25 at Talladega (Ala.), July 3 at Daytona (Fla.) and August 15 at Michigan.
- Won the non-points Sprint Unlimited Sprint Cup race February 6 at Daytona for the second straight time.
- Won three Nationwide Series races – February 27 at Las Vegas, April 3 at Nashville (Tenn.) and September 10 at Richmond.
- Won three Nationwide Series poles – April 23 at Talladega, July 9 at Chicagoland and September 10 at Richmond.
- Won three Truck Series races – March 6 at Atlanta, March 27 at Martinsville and July 17 at Gateway (Ill.).
- Harvick’s successive wins at Atlanta and Martinsville marked the first time that he has won back-to-back Truck Series races.
- Earned his first career Truck Series pole July 16 at Gateway in his 105th start.
- Finished 19th in the Sprint Cup point standings.
- Earned two second-place finishes – February 15 at Daytona and November 16 at Homestead-Miami (Fla). Scored five top-five finishes.
- Won the non-points Sprint Unlimited Sprint Cup race February 7 at Daytona.
- Won two Nationwide Series races – March 21 at Bristol (Tenn.) and September 5 at Atlanta.
- Won two Nationwide Series poles – February 13 at Daytona and August 8 at Watkins Glen (N.Y.).
- Won three Truck Series races – March 30 at Martinsville, November 13 at Phoenix and November 20 at Homestead-Miami.
- Won second Truck Series championship as a car owner with driver Ron Hornaday.
- Finished fourth in Sprint Cup point standings as a member of the 12-driver Chase for the Championship.
- Earned two second-place finishes – March 16 at Bristol and September 6 at Atlanta. Scored seven top-five finishes.
- Earned eight top-five finishes in 22 Nationwide Series races.
- Won Truck Series race November 7 at Phoenix.
- Finished 10th in Sprint Cup point standings as a member of the 12-driver Chase for the Championship.
- Won the Daytona 500 on February 18 at Daytona. It was Harvick’s 11th career Sprint Cup victory and his first on a restrictor-plate track.
- Won the non-points NASCAR Sprint All-Star race May 19 at Charlotte.
- Won six Nationwide Series races – February 17 at Daytona, June 30 at New Hampshire, July 14 at Chicagoland (Ill.), August 4 at Montreal, August 11 at Watkins Glen and November 3 at Texas.
- Won two Nationwide Series poles – March 9 at Las Vegas and June 30 at New Hampshire.
- Won Truck Series driver and owner championship with driver Ron Hornaday Jr. It was Harvick’s first Truck Series championship as an owner.
- Finished fourth in Sprint Cup point standings as a member of the 10-driver Chase for the Championship.
- Won five Sprint Cup point races – April 22 at Phoenix, August 13 at Watkins Glen, September 9 at Richmond, September 17 at New Hampshire and November 12 at Phoenix.
- The successive wins at Richmond and New Hampshire marked the first time Harvick scored back-to-back Sprint Cup victories.
Harvick’s Watkins Glen victory was his seventh career Sprint Cup victory and his first on a road course.
- Scored fifth career Sprint Cup pole September 15 at New Hampshire.
- Won nine Nationwide Series races – April 15 at Nashville, April 21 at Phoenix, May 5 at Richmond, July 22 at Martinsville, August 5 at Indianapolis Raceway Park, September 8 at Richmond, September 30 at Kansas, October 28 at Memphis (Tenn.) and November 4 at Texas.
- Earned second Nationwide Series championship October 13. It was the earliest clinching of the championship ever in the Nationwide Series, as Harvick claimed the title with four races remaining in the season. He ended the season with a record 824-point margin in the final standings.
- Finished 14th in the Sprint Cup point standings for the second consecutive year.
- Won Sprint Cup race April 3 at Bristol. It was Harvick’s fifth career Sprint Cup win, his first of the season and his first at Bristol.
- Scored two Sprint Cup poles – April 29 at Talladega and September 9 at Richmond.
- Won four Nationwide Series races – April 4 at Bristol, July 9 at Chicagoland, September 9 at Richmond and November 5 at Texas.
- Won two Nationwide Series poles – July 1 at Daytona and July 16 at New Hampshire.
- Finished 14th in the Sprint Cup point standings.
- Finished second October 3 at Talladega, his best finish of the season. Scored five top-five finishes.
- Won two Nationwide Series races – March 6 at Las Vegas and November 20 at Homestead-Miami.
- Finished fifth in the Sprint Cup point standings.
- Won the Brickyard 400 on August 3 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Harvick started on the pole and 33 laps en route to his fourth career Sprint Cup victory. Harvick became the first driver to win the Brickyard 400 from the pole position.
- Won three Nationwide Series races – March 22 at Bristol, May 2 at Richmond and August 16 at Michigan.
- Won five Nationwide Series poles – April 25 at Fontana, May 23 at Charlotte, August 29 at Darlington (S.C.), October 10 at Charlotte and October 30 at Phoenix
- Helped Richard Childress Racing (RCR) earn Nationwide Series owner championship.
- Finished 21st in the Sprint Cup point standings.
- Won NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race July 14 at Chicagoland.
- Earned his first career Sprint Cup pole July 5 at Daytona.
- Driving a Kevin Harvick, Inc. (KHI) truck, won his first career Truck Series race November 8 at Phoenix.
- Became the fifth driver to win at least one race in each of NASCAR’s three national series – Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck.
- Secured the IROC XXVI championship with a fifth-place finish in the season finale August 3 at Indianapolis. En route to the IROC championship, Harvick scored his first IROC victory April 27 at Fontana. Harvick became the first rookie to win the IROC title since Ricky Rudd in 1992.
- Finished ninth in the Sprint Cup point standings and won the Rookie of the Year title.
- Picked to replace Dale Earnhardt after Earnhardt died from injuries suffered in a last-lap crash at the Daytona 500.
- Won his first career Sprint Cup points race March 11 at Atlanta. Harvick earned the victory in just his third career Cup start.
- Won Sprint Cup race July 15 at Chicagoland.
- Earned first Nationwide Series championship by 124 points over Jeff Green.
- Won five Nationwide Series races – March 31 at Texas, June 16 at Kentucky, July 21 at Gateway, August 4 at Indianapolis Raceway Park and August 24 at Bristol.
- Won Nationwide Series poles at Bristol, Nashville, New Hampshire and Milwaukee.
- Voted Nationwide Series Most Popular Driver.
- Became owner of a Truck Series team with Rick Carelli.
- Finished third in the Nationwide Series point standings and won the Rookie of the Year title.
- Won first career Nationwide Series race July 29 at Gateway.
- Won two additional Nationwide Series races – August 25 at Bristol and October 29 at Memphis.
- Won first Nationwide Series pole June 2 at Dover in 14th race of the season. Second career pole came August 25 at Bristol.
- Made Nationwide Series debut for RCR on October 23 at Rockingham (N.C.). Harvick started 24th and finished 42nd due to an expired engine.
- Competed full time in the Truck Series, scoring six top-five and 11 top-10 finishes in 25 races
- Competed in two ARCA Series races for RCR – Charlotte and Talladega. Finished in the top five twice.
- Posted three top-five and five top-10 finishes in 26 Truck Series races.
- Won K&N Pro Series West championship. Won five races (Las Vegas, Altamont (Calif.), Fontana, Pikes Peak (Colo.) and Sonoma (Calif.)) and five poles.
- Ran 13 Truck Series races for Wayne Spears. Finished in the top 10 twice.
- Competed in three K&N Pro Series West races, scoring two top-10 finishes.
- Made four Truck Series starts for his family-owned team.
- Made Truck Series debut October 15 at Mesa Marin (Calif.). Harvick started and finished 27th in his family-owned truck.
- Won first Southwest Tour Series race at Tucson (Ariz.) Raceway Park.
- Named Southwest Tour Series Rookie of the Year.
- Won NASCAR Late Model Championship at Mesa Marin Raceway.
- World Karting Association National Champion.
- World Karting Association National Champion.
- Began racing go-karts in Bakersfield, Calif.