• Earning It Since 2014: Harvick is in his 16th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and his third at Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) with crew chief Rodney Childers at the helm. In the 106 Sprint Cup events since their pairing at the beginning of 2014, Harvick and Childers combined to produce 12 victories, 10 poles, 53 top-five finishes and 74 top-10s; led 5,736 laps; won the 2014 Sprint Cup title; and finished runner-up in 2015 to champion Kyle Busch.
• Trophies of 2016: Harvick is one of 13 Sprint Cup winners through the first 35 races of 2016. He scored his first win of the season March 13 at Phoenix International Raceway in one of the closest finishes in series history, when he beat runner-up Carl Edwards to the finish line by .01 of a second. He scored his second win of the season in the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, where he started 24th, led 128 laps and beat runner-up Ricky Stenhouse Jr., by 1.933 seconds. He scored his third win of the season Sept. 25 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, where he started 19th, led eight laps and finished .442 of a second ahead of runner-up Matt Kenseth. He scored his fourth and most recent win of the season on October 16 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, where he started 11th, led 74 laps and beat runner-up Edwards by 1.183 seconds.
• Survive and Advance: Harvick finished the regular season with 876 points – more than any other driver. It marked the second consecutive season he has led the Sprint Cup points after the 26-race regular season. He was eliminated from the Chase for the Sprint Cup last weekend with a fourth-place finish at Phoenix International Raceway. His Oct. 16 win in the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas locked him into the Chase for the Sprint Cup Round of 8. He advanced to the Round of 12 by winning the Bad Boy Off Road 300 at New Hampshire Sept. 25.
• First or Second: Since joining SHR at the beginning of 2014, Harvick and Childers have teamed to score 35 top-two finishes – 12 wins and 23 runner-up efforts in 107 total races. The pairing has finished either first or second in nearly 33 percent of the Sprint Cup races since the start of 2014.
• 1,000 Laps Led for the Third Consecutive Season: Harvick has led 1,305 laps through the first 35 points-paying races of 2016. He has now led 1,000 laps for a third consecutive season. He has led at least one lap in 21 of 35 points-paying Sprint Cup events this season. Prior to joining SHR in 2014, Harvick’s season-high was 895 laps led in 2006.
• Harvick in the Sprint Cup Series at Homestead-Miami: The Sprint Cup Season Finale will mark Harvick’s 16th career Sprint Cup start at Homestead. He has one win (2014), seven top-five finishes and 13 top-10s at the 1.5-mile oval. The 40-year-old driver has led 236 laps, has an average starting position of 13.3, an average finish of 7.2, and has completed all but one lap he’s contested there (4,009 of 4,010). His lone win at Homestead helped secure the 2014 Sprint Cup championship.
• Harvick in the Xfinity Series at Homestead: In eight Xfinity Series starts at Homestead, Harvick has one win (2004), one pole (2006), three top-five finishes, five top-10s and has led 401 laps. He has an average start of 9.4 and an average finish of 11.6.
• Harvick in the Camping World Truck Series at Homestead: In six Camping World Truck Series starts at Homestead, Harvick has one win (2009), four top-five finishes, four top-10s and has led 141 laps. He has an average start of 10.2 and an average finish of 8.5.
• Career Totals: Harvick has 35 wins, 153 top-five finishes, 283 top-10s and 16 poles in 573 career Sprint Cup starts heading into Homestead.
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