(photo courtesy Leon Hammack)
Richard Childress Racing has announced this weekend that he has re-signed Kevin Harvick to a multi-year contract. The announcement was made at the media center of the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Harvick, 34, began his RCR driving career in 1999. All of his 334 Sprint Cup Series starts, beginning with the second race of the 2001 season, have been in RCR’s No. 29 Chevrolet. The 12-time race winner in NASCAR’s elite series has also been part of three NASCAR Nationwide Series championships with RCR, winning the title outright in 2001 and 2006 and co-driving for the owners-only championship in 2003.
“I’m happy to be able to continue my relationship with Richard and RCR because, over the last 10 years, we’ve been through a lot together,” said Harvick. “Being able to put this piece of the puzzle in place couldn’t have come at a better time for me and this team because we can focus solely on winning this championship.”
Harvick leads the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings after 12 of 36 races. The winner of the April 2010 race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway leads second-place Kyle Busch by 69 points. RCR teammates Jeff Burton and Clint Bowyer are eighth and 15th, respectively.
Now with the driver re-signed for the RCR #29 Chevy, all Childress has to do is concentrate on securing a major sponsor for the 2011 season for Harvick.
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!