Kevin Harvick Career Highlights

2018

  • Harvick won the Busch Pole Award for the Monster Energy Can-Am 500k at ISM Raceway near Phoenix on Nov. 9 with a lap of 25.836 seconds at 139.340 mph in Round 3. It was his 25th career Busch Pole, his second at Phoenix and his fourth of the season.
  • Harvick won the Monster Energy NASCAR AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth on Nov. 4. He won both stages and a race high 177 laps and beat runner-up Ryan Blaney by .447 of a second. It was Harvick’s 22nd points-paying win since joining Stewart-Haas Racing and the 45th Cup Series win of his career, moving him into 17th on the all-time series win list.
  • Harvick won the Busch Pole Award for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond (Va.) Raceway on Sept. 21 with a lap of 22.153 seconds at 121.880 mph. It was his 24th career Busch Pole, his second at Richmond and his third of the season.
  • Harvick won the Monster Energy NASCAR Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn on August 12. He won both stages and a race high 108 of 200 laps to set a new single-season best win total of seven. He beat runner-up Brad Keselowski to the finish line by 3.233 second. It was Harvick’s 21st points-paying win since joining Stewart-Haas Racing and the 44th Cup Series win of his career, moving him into a tie with Bill Elliott for 17th on the all-time series win list.
  • Harvick won the Monster Energy NASCAR Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon on July 22. He won the final stage, completing a bump-and-run pass on runner-up Kyle Busch with seven laps to go and beat him to the finish line by 1.877 seconds. The win was Harvick’s sixth of the season, setting a new single-season best. It was Harvick’s 43rd career Cup Series win and his 20th Cup Series victory since joining SHR in 2014.
  • Harvick led his 1,000 lap of the season at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet on July 1. It marked the fourth time he led at least 1,000 laps in a season since joining Stewart-Haas Racing in 2014.
  • Harvick led the 12,000 laps of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career on June 3 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway. He became just the 15th driver in Cup Series history to reach 12,000 laps led.
  • Harvick won the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway on May 20. He won the first, third and final stage, when he beat runner-up Daniel Suarez by .325 of a second. It marked the second All-Star win of Harvick’s career. He also won the 2007 All-Star Race. He became the seventh driver to win more than one All-Star race.
  • Harvick won the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series KC Masterpiece 400 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City on May 12 to record his fifth Cup Series win of the 2018 season. It was Harvick’s 42nd career Cup Series win and his 19th Cup Series victory since joining SHR in 2014. Harvick’s margin of victory over second-place Martin Truex Jr., was .390 of a second. Harvick’s fifth win matches the most he has won in any single season. He became the first driver to notch five wins in the first 12 races of the season since Jeff Gordon in 1997.
  • Harvick won the Busch Pole Award for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series KC Masterpiece 400 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City on May 11 with a lap of 28.600 seconds at 188.811 mph. It was the 23rd pole of his Monster Energy Cup Series career and his fourth at Kansas.
  • Harvick won the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover (Del.) International Speedway on May 6 to record his fourth Cup Series win of the 2018 season. He put on a dominant performance by leading a race-high 201 laps and finishing 7.450 seconds ahead of runner-up Clint Bowyer. The win marked his 41st career Cup Series win, and it gives him sole possession of 18th on the all-time NASCAR Cup Series win list.
  • Harvick won the Busch Pole Award for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway with a lap of 49.247 seconds at 194.448 mph. It was the 22nd pole of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career and his second pole at Talladega.
  • Harvick won the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series TicketGuardian 500k at ISM Raceway near Phoenix on March 11 to secure his third consecutive win of the season. It marks the first time in his Cup career that he scored three straight wins. He started 10th, led 38 laps and beat runner-up Kyle Busch by .774 of a second. It was Harvick’s 40th career Cup Series win, which puts him in a tie with NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin for 18th on the all-time NASCAR Cup Series win list. It marked only the 24th time in NASCAR’s modern era (1972 to present) where a driver has won three consecutive races.
  • Harvick won the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Las Vegas 400 race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 4, when he started second, led 214 of 267 laps and finished 2.906 seconds ahead of runner-up Kyle Busch. It was his second consecutive Cup Series win of the year after he won the Folds of Honor 500 the previous week at Atlanta. The win was the 100th of his career in NASCAR’s top three series and his 100th top-10 since joining the No. 4 team at Stewart-Haas Racing.
  • Harvick won the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Folds of Honor 500 race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Feb. 25, when he started third, led 181 laps and finished 2.690 seconds ahead of runner-up Brad Keselowski. It was his first Cup Series win of the year, second at Atlanta Motor Speedway and the 38th of his career. It was the 99th of his career in NASCAR’s top three series.
  • Won the NASCAR Xfinity Series Rinnai 250 race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Feb. 24, when he started fifth, led 141 laps and finished 4.183 seconds ahead of runner-up Joey Logano. The win was his first for Stewart-Haas Racing with Biagi-DenBeste, first of the year, series-best fifth at Atlanta Motor Speedway and the 47th of his Xfinity Series career.

2017

  • Finished third in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series point standings as a member of the 16-driver playoffs. Advanced to the Championship 4 for the third time in four years.
  • Won two NASCAR Cup Series point races – June 25 at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway and Nov. 5 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. Harvick’s win at Texas was the 37th of his Cup Series career and tied him with Bobby Isaac for 21st on the all-time win list.
  • Cup Series wins at Texas and Sonoma were his first at each track, leaving Pocono (Pa.) Raceway and Kentucky Speedway in Sparta as the only active tracks where Harvick has yet to record a Cup Series victory.
  • Led 149 laps at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway on Oct. 7 to become the 17th Cup Series driver to lead 11,000 laps.
  • Made 600th career Cup Series start on Sept. 9 at Richmond (Va.) Raceway.
  • Finished ninth in the Southern 500 at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway on Sept. 3 to record 300th top-10 finish of his Cup Series career, becoming only the 17th driver in Cup Series history to accomplish the feat.
  • Won four Cup Series poles – March 3 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, April 7 at Texas, May 26 at Charlotte and Sept. 2 at Darlington.
  • Won the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Carneros 200 race at Sonoma on June 24. It was Harvick’s second win at Sonoma in the K&N Pro Series West, with his first coming in 1998.
  • Led 292 laps in the Cup Series race at Atlanta on March 5 – a new single-race best at the 1.54 mile oval.

2016

  • Finished eighth in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series point standings as a member of the 16-driver Chase for the Championship.
  • Won four NASCAR Cup Series point races – March 13 at Phoenix International Raceway, Aug. 21 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, Sept. 25 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon and Oct. 16 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City.
  • Harvick’s .010 of a second margin of victory over Carl Edwards at Phoenix was the closest in series history at Phoenix, breaking the previous mark of .13 of a second in 2010 set by Ryan Newman over Jeff Gordon.
  • The victory at New Hampshire came in Harvick’s 100th Cup Series start with Stewart-Haas Racing.
  • Won two Cup Series poles – Oct. 6 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway and Nov. 18 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
  • Scored his 150th top-five finish of Cup Series career Sept. 10 at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway.
  • Led 214 laps at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway to surpass 1,000 laps led for the season. It marked the third consecutive season in which he led 1,000 laps or more.
  • Led his 10,000 lap in Cup Series competition at Darlington.
  • By virtue of his fourth-place finish at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway on Aug. 1, Harvick secured a spot in the Chase for the Championship for the 10th time in his career.

2015

  • Finished runner-up in 2015 Cup Series championship point standings by a single point to champion Kyle Busch.
  • Won three Cup Series point races – March 8 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, March 15 at Phoenix and Oct. 4 at Dover (Del.) International Speedway.
  • The successive wins at Las Vegas and Phoenix marked the third time Harvick scored back-to-back Cup Series victories.
  • Won Cup Series pole March 13 at Phoenix with a lap of 25.577 seconds at a speed of 140.751 mph.
  • Started the season with seven straight top-10 finishes, including six finishes in the top-two.
  • Became the first Cup Series 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 Fort Worth in November 2014 and ended at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway in March. The last 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.
  • Established his new single-season career-high by leading 2,294 laps in the Cup Series.
  • Recorded 22 top-five finishes to set a new single-season career-high, eclipsing his 16 top-fives earned in 2010.
  • Recorded 27 top-10 finishes to set 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 Cup Series 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, becoming the first driver since Jeff Gordon in 1995 and 1996 to lead more than 2,000 laps in consecutive seasons.
  • Became the 24th Cup Series driver to surpass 8,000 laps led in his career by leading 44 laps at Darlington on Sept. 6.
  • Became the 10th Cup Series driver to score double-digit runner-up finishes in a single season (13) and the first since Bobby Allison in 1972.
  • Scored his 250th career top-10 finish in 526th career Cup Series starts at Bristol on Aug. 22.
  • Won the ESPY “Best Driver” award.
  • On April 22, Harvick and the No. 4 team were honored by President Barack Obama on the South Lawn of the White House for their 2014 NASCAR Cup Series championship.
  • Bakersfield, California, mayor Harvey Hall proclaimed Wednesday, March 18, 2015 as “Kevin Harvick Day” in 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.

2014

  • Earned first NASCAR Cup Series championship by one point over Ryan Newman. Harvick won back-to-back Cup Series races at Phoenix and Homestead-Miami to finish the season and secure the championship.
  • Joined Bobby Labonte and Brad Keselowski as the only drivers to earn both a NASCAR Cup Series championship and a NASCAR Xfinity Series championship.
  • Won five Cup Series point races – March 2 at Phoenix, April 12 at Darlington, Oct. 12 at Charlotte, Nov. 9 at Phoenix and Nov. 16 at Homestead-Miami.
  • Won eight Cup Series poles – April 11 at Darlington, May 9 at Kansas, June 13 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, July 26 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Aug. 22 at Bristol, Aug. 29 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Sept. 26 at Dover and Oct. 3 at Kansas.
  • Swept Cup Series races at Phoenix by winning races on March 2 and Nov. 9.
  • Swept Cup Series poles at Kansas by winning poles on May 9 and Oct. 3
  • By virtue of his second-place finish at Pocono on Aug. 3, Harvick secured a spot in the Chase for the Championship for the eighth time in his career.
  • Set the Cup Series qualifying record at Kansas on Oct. 3 (Round 2: 27.304 seconds at 197.773 mph)
  • Set the Cup Series qualifying record at Bristol on Aug. 22 (Round 2: 14.607 seconds at 131.362 mph)
  • Set the Cup Series qualifying record at Indianapolis on July 26 (Round 1: 47.753 seconds at 188.470 mph)
  • Set the Cup Series qualifying record at Michigan on June 13 (Round 3: 35.198 seconds at 204.557 mph). It was the fastest pole-winning speed since April 1987 when Bill Elliott set the all-time Cup Series qualifying record of 212.809 mph at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. Harvick’s lap was the fastest qualifying lap ever recorded at a non-restrictor plate track.

2013

  • Finished third in Cup Series point standings as a member of the 13-driver Chase for the Championship.
  • Won four Cup Series point races – April 27 at Richmond, May 26 at Charlotte, Oct. 6 at Kansas and Nov. 10 at Phoenix.
  • Won Cup Series pole Oct. 4 at Kansas, breaking a 254-race pole drought dating back to New Hampshire in September 2006.
  • Won the non-points Sprint Unlimited Feb. 16 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway for the third time in his career.
  • Won the non-points Budweiser Duel Feb. 21 at Daytona to earn a third-place starting spot in the Daytona 500.
  • Won NASCAR Xfinity Series race Aug. 31 at Atlanta.

2012

  • Finished eighth in Cup Series point standings as a member of the 12-driver Chase for the Championship.
  • Won Cup Series race Nov. 11 at Phoenix.
  • Won two Xfinity Series races – Sept. 7 at Richmond and Nov. 3 at Texas.
  • Won Xfinity Series pole April 27 at Richmond.
  • Won NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race March 31 at Martinsville.
  • Won two Truck Series poles – March 31 at Martinsville and June 1 at Dover.

2011

  • Finished third in Cup Series point standings for the second consecutive year as a member of the 12-driver Chase for the Championship.
  • Won four Cup Series point races – March 27 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, April 3 at Martinsville, May 29 at Charlotte and Sept. 10 at Richmond.
  • Harvick’s successive wins at Fontana and Martinsville marked the second time he won back-to-back Cup Series races in career.
  • Won Xfinity Series pole July 1 at Daytona.
  • Won four Truck Series races – Aug. 7 at Pocono, Aug. 20 at Michigan, Aug. 24 at Bristol and Nov. 4 at Texas. Three of those wins – Pocono, Michigan and Bristol – came in successive races.
  • Earned his Truck Series pole Aug. 6 at Pocono.
  • Won third Truck Series championship as an owner with driver Ron Hornaday Jr.

2010

  • Finished third in Cup Series point standings as a member of the 12-driver Chase for the Championship.
  • Won three Cup Series point races – April 25 at Talladega, July 3 at Daytona and Aug. 15 at Michigan.
  • Won the non-points Sprint Unlimited Feb. 6 at Daytona for the second straight time.
  • Won three Xfinity Series races – Feb. 27 at Las Vegas, April 3 at Nashville (Tenn.) Superspeedway and Sept. 10 at Richmond.
  • Won three Xfinity Series poles – April 23 at Talladega, July 9 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois and Sept. 10 at Richmond.
  • Won three Truck Series races – March 6 at Atlanta, March 27 at Martinsville and July 17 at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois.
  • Harvick’s successive wins at Atlanta and Martinsville marked the first time he won back-to-back Truck Series races.
  • Earned his first career Truck Series pole July 16 at Gateway.

2009

  • Finished 19th in Cup Series point standings.
  • Earned two second-place finishes – Feb. 15 at Daytona and Nov. 16 at Homestead. Scored five top-five finishes.
  • Won the non-points Sprint Unlimited Feb. 7 at Daytona.
  • Won two Xfinity Series races – March 21 at Bristol and Sept. 5 at Atlanta.
  • Won two Xfinity Series poles – Feb. 13 at Daytona and Aug. 8 at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International.
  • Won three Truck Series races – March 30 at Martinsville, Nov. 13 at Phoenix and Nov. 20 at Homestead.
  • Won second Truck Series championship as an owner with driver Ron Hornaday Jr.

2008

  • Finished fourth in Cup Series point standings as a member of the 12-driver Chase for the Championship.
  • Earned two second-place finishes – March 16 at Bristol and Sept. 6 at Atlanta. Scored seven top-five finishes.
  • Earned eight top-five finishes in 22 Xfinity Series races.
  • Won Truck Series race Nov. 7 at Phoenix.

2007

  • Finished 10th in Cup Series point standings as a member of the 12-driver Chase for the Championship.
  • Won Daytona 500 on Feb. 18. It was Harvick’s 11th career Cup Series victory and his first on a restrictor-plate track.
  • Won the non-points All-Star Race May 19 at Charlotte.
  • Won six Xfinity Series races – Feb. 17 at Daytona, June 30 at New Hampshire, July 14 at Chicagoland, Aug. 4 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Aug. 11 at Watkins Glen and Nov. 3 at Texas.
  • Won two Xfinity 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.

2006

  • Finished fourth in Cup Series point standings as a member of the 10-driver Chase for the Championship.
  • Won five Cup Series point races – April 22 at Phoenix, Aug. 13 at Watkins Glen, Sept. 9 at Richmond, Sept. 17 at New Hampshire and Nov. 12 at Phoenix.
  • The successive wins at Richmond and New Hampshire marked the first time Harvick scored back-to-back Cup Series victories.
  • Harvick’s Watkins Glen victory was his seventh career Cup Series victory and his first on a road course.
  • Scored fifth career Cup Series pole Sept. 15 at New Hampshire.
  • Won nine Xfinity Series races – April 15 at Nashville, April 21 at Phoenix, May 5 at Richmond, July 22 at Martinsville, Aug. 5 at Indianapolis Raceway Park, Sept. 8 at Richmond, Sept. 30 at Kansas, Oct. 28 at Memphis (Tenn.) Motorsports Park and Nov. 4 at Texas.
  • Earned second Xfinity Series championship Oct. 13. It was the earliest clinching of the championship in Xfinity Series history, 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.

2005

  • Finished 14th in Cup Series point standings for the second consecutive year.
  • Won Cup Series race April 3 at Bristol. It was Harvick’s fifth career Cup Series win, his first of the season and his first at Bristol.
  • Scored two Cup Series poles – April 29 at Talladega and Sept. 9 at Richmond.
  • Won four Xfinity Series races – April 4 at Bristol, July 9 at Chicagoland, Sept. 9 at Richmond and Nov. 5 at Texas.
  • Won two Xfinity Series poles – July 1 at Daytona and July 16 at New Hampshire.

2004

  • Finished 14th in the Cup Series point standings.
  • Finished second in Cup Series race Oct. 3 at Talladega, his best result of the season. Scored five top-five finishes.
  • Won two Xfinity Series races – March 6 at Las Vegas and Nov. 20 at Homestead-Miami.

2003

  • Finished fifth in the Cup Series point standings.
  • Won Brickyard 400 on Aug. 3 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Harvick started on the pole and 33 laps en route to his fourth career Cup Series victory. Harvick became the first driver to win the Brickyard 400 from the pole position.
  • Won three Xfinity Series races – March 22 at Bristol, May 2 at Richmond and Aug. 16 at Michigan.
  • Won five Xfinity Series poles – April 25 at Fontana, May 23 at Charlotte, Aug. 29 at Darlington, Oct. 10 at Charlotte and Oct. 30 at Phoenix.
  • Helped Richard Childress Racing (RCR) earn Xfinity Series owner championship.

2002

  • Finished 21st in the Cup Series point standings.
  • Won Cup Series race July 14 at Chicagoland.
  • Earned his first career Cup Series pole July 5 at Daytona.
  • Driving a Kevin Harvick, Inc. (KHI) truck, won his first career Truck Series race Nov. 8 at Phoenix.
  • Became the fifth driver to win at least one race in each of NASCAR’s three national series – Cup Series, Xfinity and Truck.
  • Secured IROC XXVI championship with a fifth-place finish in the season finale Aug. 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.

2001

  • Finished ninth in the Cup Series 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 Cup Series points race March 11 at Atlanta. Harvick earned the victory in just his third career Cup start.
  • Won Cup Series race July 15 at Chicagoland.
  • Earned first Xfinity Series championship by 124 points over Jeff Green.
  • Won five Xfinity Series races – March 31 at Texas, June 16 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, July 21 at Gateway, Aug. 4 at Indianapolis Raceway Park and Aug. 24 at Bristol.
  • Won four Xfinity Series poles – March 24 at Bristol, April 14 at Nashville, May 12 at New Hampshire and July 1 at the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin.
  • Voted Xfinity Series Most Popular Driver.
  • Became owner of a Truck Series team with driver Rick Carelli.

2000

  • Finished third in the Xfinity Series point standings and won the Rookie of the Year title.
  • Won first career Xfinity Series race July 29 at Gateway.
  • Won two additional Xfinity Series races – Aug. 25 at Bristol and Oct. 29 at Memphis.
  • Won first Xfinity Series pole June 2 at Dover in 14th race of the season. Second career pole came Aug. 25 at Bristol.

1999

  • Made Xfinity Series debut for RCR on Oct. 23 at North Carolina Speedway in Rockingham. 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. Twice finished in the top-five.

1998

  • 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.

1997

  • Ran 13 Truck Series races for Wayne Spears. Twice finished in the top-10.
  • Competed in three K&N Pro Series West races, scoring two top-10 finishes.

1996

  • Made four Truck Series starts for his family-owned team.

1995

  • Made Truck Series debut Oct. 15 at Mesa Marin (Calif.) Speedway. 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.

1993

  • Won NASCAR Late Model Championship at Mesa Marin.

1987

  • International Karting Federation (IKF) National Champion.

1985

  • International Karting Federation (IKF) National Champion.

1982

  • Began racing go-karts in Bakersfield, California.