|· Freaky Fast 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 the AAA 400 Drive For Autism ranked fourth in the NASCAR Cup Series standings with 388 points after an eighth-place finish at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. He trails leader Martin Truex Jr. by 103 points.
· Leading Laps: Through the first 12 points-paying NASCAR Cup Series events of 2017, Harvick ranks third in laps led with 514 of 3,900 total laps contested – more than 13.1 percent. He trails series-leader Martin Truex Jr. by 255 laps. Harvick has led at least one lap in eight of the 12 points-paying events of 2017, including at least 10 laps in six consecutive points-paying events. Harvick ranks second in the Cup Series in miles led with 828.29.
· Harvick at Dover in the NASCAR Cup Series: Harvick will make his 33rd NASCAR Cup Series start Sunday at Dover. He scored his lone win at the concrete mile oval in October 2015, when he started 15th, led 355 of 400 laps and beat runner-up Kyle Busch by 2.639 seconds. Harvick earned his first Cup Series pole at Dover in September 2014 with a time of 22.095 at 162.095 mph. Harvick has two career Cup Series runner-up finishes at Dover, most recently in May 2015, when he started sixth, led 91 laps and finished runner-up to Jimmie Johnson. Harvick’s Dover resume shows one win, five top-five finishes, 14 top-10s and 955 laps led with an average finish of 15.0.
· Harvick at Dover in the Xfinity Series: Harvick has 17 NASCAR Xfinity Series starts at Dover but none since September 2013. He has one pole, which came in his first Xfinity race at Dover in June 2000 at a speed of 154.912 mph. He also started first in September 2003 and June 2006, when no time trials were held. He has four top-five finishes, 10 top-10s, and has led 290 laps with an average finish of 11.2.
· Harvick at Dover in the Camping World Truck Series: Harvick has two starts at Dover in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He started second, led 18 laps and finished fifth in his first race at Dover in May 2011. He won the pole with a speed of 158.235 mph and finished third in June 2012. He has an average starting position of 1.5 and an average finish of 4.0 with 114 laps led in his two starts.
· Upcoming Milestone: Harvick sits at 48 second-place finishes in the Cup Series and needs one more 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 245 laps led to become the 17th Cup Series driver of all-time to lead 11,000 or more laps.
· Career NASCAR Cup Series Totals: Harvick has 35 wins, 158 top-fives, 291 top-10s and 20 poles in 586 career Cup Series starts heading into Sunday’s 400-mile event at Dover.
· Harvick the TV Broadcaster: Harvick will serve as the play-by-play announcer in the FOX TV booth for the first-ever all-driver NASCAR Xfinity Series race broadcast at Pocono (Pa.) RacewayJune 10. 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 (Ala.) Superspeedway, 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.
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