|· 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, 62 top-five finishes and 91 top-10s; led 6,382 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 Richmond (Va.) Raceway for the Federated Auto Parts 400 ranked fourth in the standings with 867 points after his ninth-place finish at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway. He trails leader Martin Truex Jr. by 133 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.Harvick and the No. 4 team have scored one race win and three stage wins to account for eight playoff points – tied for eighth-most among Cup Series drivers.
· Harvick in the NASCAR Cup Series at Richmond: The Federated Auto Parts 400 will mark Harvick’s 34th career NASCAR Cup Series start at Richmond. Harvick has three wins (September 2006 and 2011, and April 2013), one pole (September 2005), 12 top-five finishes and 21 top-10s at the .75-mile oval. The 41-year-old driver has led 1,061 laps, has an average starting position of 14.4, an average finish of 10.3, and has completed 99.1 percent (13,098 of 13,216) of the laps he’s contested there.
· Harvick in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Richmond: Harvick has made 27 starts in the Xfinity Series at Richmond. He has seven wins, three poles, 18 top-five finishes and 21 top-10s. He has led 1,387 laps, has an average starting position of 8.4, an average finish of 6.8, and has completed 99.9 percent (6,754 of 6,763) of the laps he’s contested there.
· Richmond Sweep: Harvick won both the NASCAR Cup Series and Xfinity Series races at Richmond in September 2006. In the Xfinity race, he started fifth, led 154 of 250 laps and beat runner-up Greg Biffle to the finish line by .925 of a second. In the Cup Series race, he also started fifth, led 54 laps and beat runner-up Kyle Busch to the finish line by .153 of a second.
· 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 Jimmie Johnson’s 83 career wins, Kyle Busch’s 40 wins, and Matt Kenseth who has 38 victories.
· On The Pole: Harvick has scored four Cup Series pole awards in 2017 – three 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 third came at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway for the Coca-Cola 600 with a lap of 27.918 seconds at 193.424 mph. The most recent came last weekend at Darlington when he posted a lap of 27.669 seconds at 177.730 mph.
· All-Time Pole List: Harvick’s 21 career Cup Series poles has him tied with SHR teammate Kurt Busch and Dick Hutcherson for 37th on the all-time list. His next Cup Series pole would move him into a five-way tie with Dale Earnhardt, Carl Edwards, Ernie Irvan and Marvin Panch for 33rd all-time. He ranks seventh among active drivers behind Ryan Newman’s 51, Johnson’s 35, Kasey Kahne’s 27, the 24 each by Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch, and Kurt Busch’s 21.
· Closing In on 11,000 Lap Led: Harvick also needs 192 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.
· Career NASCAR Cup Series Totals: Harvick has 36 wins, 162 top-fives, 300 top-10s and 21 poles in 599 career Cup Series starts heading into Saturday night’s race at Richmond.
· Personal Announcement: On Tuesday, July 11, Harvick kicked off his 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’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.