|· 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, 64 top-five finishes and 94 top-10s; led 6,627 laps; won the 2014 Cup Series title; finished runner-up in 2015 to champion Kyle Busch and eighth in 2016.
· Points Position: Harvick arrives to Martinsville (Va.) Speedway for the First Data 500 ranked fourth in the driver standings with 4,017 points after his eighth-place finish Sunday at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City.
· Playoff Qualifier: Harvick clinched his position in the 2017 playoffs when 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 scored one race win and three stage wins to account for eight playoff points. They finished fourth in regular-season points to pick up an additional seven points to earn the sixth seed for the 2017 playoffs. The No. 4 team scored two additional stage wins at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway in October for two playoff points.
· 11,000 Laps Led: Harvick led 149 laps at Charlotte to become just the 17th driver in Cup Series history to surpass 11,000 laps led for his career. Johnson, Busch and Matt Kenseth are the only active drivers to accomplish the feat. After leading 37 laps last weekend in Kansas, Harvick now sits at 11,053 laps led for his NASCAR Cup Series career.
· Testing Martinsville: Harvick and the No. 4 team participated in a NASCAR open test at Martinsville Speedway Oct. 10 and 11 in preparation for this Sunday’s First Data 500.
· Harvick in the NASCAR Cup Series at Martinsville: The First Data 500 will mark Harvick’s 33rd career NASCAR Cup Series start at Martinsville. Harvick has one win, three top-five finishes and 14 top-10s at the half-mile oval. The 41-year-old driver has led 628 laps, has an average starting position of 14.6, an average finish of 16.2, and has completed 97.9 percent (15,691 of 16,034) of the laps he’s contested there.
· Harvick in the Camping World Truck Series at Martinsville: Harvick has made 17 starts in the Camping World Truck Series at Martinsville. Harvick has two poles, seven top-five finishes and nine top-10s. He has led 595 laps, has an average starting position of 8.1, an average finish of 11.6, and has completed 97.1 percent (3,846 of 3,960) of the laps he’s contested there.
· 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 for the Coca-Cola 600 with a lap of 27.918 seconds at 193.424 mph. The most recent came at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway, where he posted a lap of 27.669 seconds at 177.730 mph.
· All-Time Wins List: Harvick’s win at Sonoma in June was the 36th of his Cup Series career, which ranks him 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, Busch’s 42 and Kenseth’s 38 wins.
· Career NASCAR Cup Series Totals: Harvick has 36 wins, 164 top-fives, 303 top-10s and 21 poles in 606 career Cup Series starts heading into Sunday’s race at Martinsville.
· 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 on Tuesdays 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.