|· Earning It Since 2014: Harvick is in his 17th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season and his fourth at Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) with crew chief Rodney Childers at the helm. In their first three seasons together, Harvick and Childers combined to produce 12 victories, 11 poles, 54 top-five finishes and 75 top-10s; led 5,815 laps; won the 2014 Cup Series title; finished runner-up in 2015 to champion Kyle Busch and eighth in 2016.
· Points Position: Harvick arrives at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City ranked seventh in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series standings with 309 points after a 23rd-place finish Sunday at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. He trails leader Kyle Larson by 119 points.
· Leading Laps: Through the first 10 NASCAR Cup Series events of 2017, Harvick ranks first in laps led with 459 of 3,233 total laps contested – nearly 14.2 percent. He trails series-leader Kyle Busch by three laps. Harvick has led at least one lap in six of the 10 points-paying events of 2017, including at least 10 laps in four straight events.
· Harvick at Kansas since Joining SHR:Harvick has six Cup Series starts at Kansas since joining SHR at the beginning of the 2014 season and has one win, won the pole for two of the six races and finished runner-up three times. He won the most recent NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas in October 2016, when he started 11th, led 74 laps and beat runner-up Carl Edwards to the finish line by 1.183 seconds. In May 2014, he won the pole with a speed of 194.252 mph, led 119 laps and finished second to Jeff Gordon by .112 of a second. He won the pole with a speed of 197.621 mph, led 61 laps and finished 12th in October 2014. He started sixth, led 53 laps and finished second to Johnson by .487 of a second in May 2015. In October 2015, Harvick started fourth, led 21 laps and finished 16th. In May 2016, he started 26th and raced his way to a runner-up finish, trailing race winner Kyle Busch by 1.112 seconds at the finish line.
· Harvick in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Kansas: The Go Bowling 400 will mark Harvick’s 23rd career Cup Series start at Kansas. He has two wins (October 2013 and 2016), three poles (October 2013, May and October 2014), six top-five finishes and 11 top-10s at the 1.5-mile oval. The 41-year-old driver has led 549 laps, has an average starting position of 15.7, has an average finish of 10.4 and has completed 98.1 percent (5,713 of 5,824) of the laps he’s contested there.
· Track Record: Harvick set the track qualifying record at Kansas Speedway on October 3, 2014 with a lap of 27.304 seconds at 197.773 mph in Cup Series qualifying. Harvick’s four poles at Kansas are tied with Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth and Kasey Kahne for most all-time at the 1.5-mile track. Harvick and Johnson are the only two drivers to win consecutive poles at Kansas Speedway (Johnson in 2007 and 2008, Harvick in the fall of 2013 followed by a sweep of 2014).
· Never Missed A Cup Series Start At Kansas: Harvick is one of four drivers to participate in every Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway. The other four drivers to have started all 22 Cup Series events are SHR teammate Kurt Busch, Kenseth and Ryan Newman.
· In the Loop at Kansas: Harvick ranks second at Kansas with an average finish of 8.889 and 658 quality passes. His 549 laps led, 9.829 average running position, driver rating of 105.3 and 3,658 laps in the top-15 each rank third overall.
· Three Time Runner-Up: In addition to Harvick’s two wins at Kansas, he also leads the series in runner-up finishes at Kansas Speedway with three. Edwards, Kahne, Martin Truex Jr. and Newman each have two.
· Upcoming Milestone: Harvick needs one more Cup Series runner-up finish to break a tie with Lee Petty and take sole possession of 10th on the all-time Cup Series second-place-finishes list. Harvick also needs 300 laps led to become the 17th Cup Series driver of all-time to lead 11,000 or more laps.
· Harvick in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Kansas: Harvick has made 11 starts in the Xfinity Series at Kansas. He has one win (October 2006), one pole (October 2008), six top-five finishes and seven top-10s. He has led 208 laps, has an average starting position of 9.5, an average finish of 9.3 and has completed 94.4 percent (2,080 of 2,204) of the laps he’s contested there.
· Career NASCAR Cup Series Totals: Harvick has 35 wins, 157 top-fives, 289 top-10s and 19 poles in 584 career Cup Series starts heading into Sunday’s 400-mile event at Kansas.
· Harvick the TV Broadcaster: Harvick will next serve as a guest analyst in the FOX TV booth for the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway. It will mark his fifth appearance in the booth since the start of the season. He also visited the booth on Feb. 25 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, March 18 at Phoenix International Raceway, April 22 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, May 6 at Talladega, as well as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event April 1 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. He also is slated to broadcast the Truck Series races July 21 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Oct. 13 at Talladega.
· Harvick’s Happy Hours on SiriusXM Radio: On March 14, Harvick announced that he will hostHappy Hours on SiriusXM Radio. The show debuted March 28 and airs every Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. ET, featuring Harvick’s distinctive perspective on his sport and life outside the track. Harvick and co-host Matt Yocum take calls from listeners and give NASCAR fans a unique view on the driver’s life and interests when he is away from the racecar. In June, the show will begin airing every other week.
· Busch Bucks Sweepstakes: In conjunction with the launch of Busch Beer’s loyalty program Busch Bucks, one race fan will have the opportunity to win a cool $1 million – matching the first-place prize taken home by the All-Star Race winner – but only if it’s Harvick who takes the checkered flag. The potential winner is invited to Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway the weekend of the All-Star Race to watch from trackside and find out if they’re taking home the $1 million. Harvick will pilot the No. 4 Busch Bucks Ford Fusion with a special paint scheme featuring a “million-dollar look” – literally. If Harvick wins, the consumer winner will be presented with a $1 million check matching Harvick’s winnings.