|· 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 14 victories, 14 poles, 66 top-five finishes and 96 top-10s; led 6,665 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 Phoenix Raceway for the Can-Am 500k ranked third in the driver standings with 4,112 points after his trip to victory lane on Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. The win clinched Harvick and the No. 4 team’s place in the Championship 4 Nov. 19 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
· 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. Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch and Matt Kenseth are the only active drivers to also accomplish the feat. After leading 38 laps last Sunday at Texas, Harvick now sits at 11,091 laps led for his Cup Series career.
· Missing From The Trophy Case: Harvick has now reached victory lane at 21 of the 23 stops on the NASCAR Cup Series circuit following his win last Sunday at Texas. The two tracks where he has yet to visit victory lane in the Cup Series are Pocono (Pa.) Raceway and Kentucky Speedway in Sparta.
· Harvick in the NASCAR Cup Series at Phoenix: Sunday’s Can-Am 500k will mark Harvick’s 30th career NASCAR Cup Series start at Phoenix. Harvick has a series-high eight wins, 13 top-five finishes and 18 top-10s at the mile oval. The 41-year-old driver has led 1,484 laps, has an average starting position of 16.2, an average finish of 9.9, and has completed 99.8 percent (9,029 of 9,051) of the laps he’s contested there.
· Topping the All-Time NASCAR Cup Series Win List at Phoenix: Harvick’s series-high eight career NASCAR Cup Series wins at Phoenix tops a list that shows Johnson next-best with four career wins, followed by Davey Allison, Jeff Burton, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Carl Edwards, Mark Martin and Ryan Newman with two wins each.
· Winner of Six of the Last 10 at Phoenix: Harvick has won six of the last 10 NASCAR Cup Series races at Phoenix and five of the last eight. He is the only driver to win four in a row. He won the November 2013 race, swept the 2014 races and won in March 2015 before ending his streak with a runner-up finish in November 2015. Johnson is the only other driver with a three-race streak at Phoenix when he won the November 2007 race and swept the 2008 races. Only five drivers have won consecutive NASCAR Cup Series races at Phoenix and Harvick is the only driver to win consecutive races twice. Harvick also swept both races in 2006. He has led 1,064 laps in his last seven races at Phoenix.
· Perfection at Phoenix: Harvick has scored a perfect 150.0 driver rating at Phoenix on three occasions. His first was in November 2006, when he started second, led 252 of 312 laps and reached victory lane. His second was in his November 2014 win, when he started third and led 264 of 312 laps. His third came in his March 2015 win, when he started first and led 224 of 312 laps.
· 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, 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 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 Texas was the 37th of his Cup Series career and moves 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, Kyle Busch’s 43 and Kenseth’s 38 wins.
· Career NASCAR Cup Series Totals: Harvick has 37 wins, 166 top-fives, 305 top-10s and 21 poles in 608 career Cup Series starts heading into Sunday’s race at Phoenix.
· 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.
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