|· 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. Since joining forces in 2014, Harvick and Childers combined to produce 13 victories, 14 poles, 61 top-five finishes and 87 top-10s; led 6,360 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 Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Brickyard 400 ranked fourth in the standings with 639 points after his fifth-place finish last weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. He trails leader Martin Truex Jr. by 119 points.
· Playoff Bound: Harvick clinched his position in the 2017 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs as he scored his first Cup Series win of the season at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway in June. He started 12th, led 24 laps and had more than a five-second cushion when the final yellow flag waved to end the race under caution.
· Playoff Points: Harvick and the No. 4 team have scored one race win and three stage wins to account for eight playoff points – tied for sixth-most among Cup Series drivers.
· Leading Laps: Through the first 19 points-paying NASCAR Cup Series events of 2017, Harvick ranks fourth in laps led with 545 of 5,514 total laps contested – nearly 10 percent of the total laps. Harvick has led at least one lap in 10 of the 19 points-paying events of 2017.
· Brickyard 400 Qualifying Record Holder: Harvick set the Brickyard 400 track qualifying record with a time of 47.647 seconds at 188.889 mph in in the first round of qualifying July 25, 2014. He went on to win the pole with a time of 47.753 seconds at 188.470 mph in the final round.
· Brickyard Wins from the Pole: Harvick is one of only four NASCAR Cup drivers to win the Brickyard 400 from the pole position, which he accomplished in 2003. Jimmie Johnson (2008), Ryan Newman (2013) and Kyle Busch (2016) are the others.
· Harvick in the NASCAR Cup Series at Indianapolis: Harvick will make his 17th career NASCAR Cup Series start at Indianapolis on Sunday. He has the lone win from the pole in August 2003, in which he led 33 of 160 laps, and he has two career Indianapolis poles in all to go with five top-five finishes and 10 top-10s with an average starting position of 14.1, average finish of 9.9, 181 laps led, and he’s completed every race.
· All-Time Wins List: After his 36th career Cup Series win at Sonoma in June, Harvick is ranked 22nd on the all-time wins list. His next Cup Series win will move him into a tie with Bobby Isaac for 21st on the all-time list. Among active drivers, Harvick ranks fourth behind leader Johnson’s 83 career wins, and Matt Kenseth and Busch, who are tied for second with 38 wins each.
· On The Pole: Harvick has scored three Cup Series pole awards in 2017 – all coming on 1.5-mile racetracks. He scored his first of the season at Atlanta Motor Speedway with a lap of 29.118 seconds at 190.398 mph. His second of the season came at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, when he made a lap at 27.217 seconds at 198.405 mph. His most recent came at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway for the Coca-Cola 600 with a lap of 27.918 seconds at 193.424 mph.
· All-Time Pole List: Harvick’s 20 career Cup Series poles has him tied with Benny Parsons and Neil Bonnett for 39th on the all-time list. His next Cup Series pole would move him into a four-way tie with Dick Hutcherson and brothers Kurt and Kyle Busch. He ranks seventh among active drivers behind Ryan Newman’s 51, Johnson’s 35, Kasey Kahne’s 27, Denny Hamlin’s 24, and 21 each by the Busch brothers.
· Closing In on 11,000 Lap Led: Harvick also needs 214 laps led to become the 17th Cup Series driver of all time to lead 11,000 or more laps. Johnson, Kyle Busch and Kenseth are the only active drivers to accomplish the feat.
· Closing In on 300 Top-10s: Harvick has scored 296 top-10 finishes in his Cup Series career. He needs just four more to become the 20th driver in Cup Series history to reach 300 top-10 finishes. He ranks third among active drivers, trailing only Johnson’s 337 and Kenseth’s 316.
· Career NASCAR Cup Series Totals: Harvick has 36 wins, 161 top-fives, 296 top-10s and 20 poles in 593 career Cup Series starts heading into Sunday’s race at Indianapolis.
· Personal Announcement: On Tuesday, July 11, Harvick kicked off his Tuesday-night SiriusXM Radio show “Happy Hours” by announcing that he and wife DeLana are expecting to add a daughter to their family around the first of the year.
· Harvick the TV Broadcaster: Harvick is slated to be a guest analyst for the broadcast ofWednesday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.Harvick served as the play-by-play announcer in the FOX TV booth for the first-ever all-driver NASCAR Xfinity Series race broadcast at Pocono three weeks ago. Harvick has made five appearances in the booth since the start of the season. He also visited the booth on Feb. 25 at Daytona, 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 race on 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.