|· 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, 67 top-five finishes and 97 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.
· Championship 4: Harvick makes his third appearance in the Championship 4 since its inception in 2014. He is tied with fellow Championship 4 driver Kyle Busch for the most appearances in the Championship 4 since 2014. Both Harvick (2014) and Kyle Busch (2015) have raced to a championship in the current format. Martin Truex Jr. is making his second appearance after finishing behind Kyle Busch and Harvick at Homestead in 2015. Brad Keselowski is making his first appearance in the Championship 4.
· Winning When it Counts: Since the inception of the elimination playoff format in 2014, Harvick has won seven of the 39 NASCAR Cup Series playoff races during that span. He is tied with Joey Logano for the most playoff wins in the elimination format era. Martin Truex Jr. is tied for third with Jimmie Johnson with five wins, while Busch has four and Brad Keselowski has three.
· 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 at Texas in November, Harvick now sits at 11,091 laps led for his Cup Series career.
· Harvick in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Homestead-Miami: The Ford EcoBoost 400 will mark Harvick’s 17th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start at Homestead. He has one win (2014), eight top-five finishes and 14 top-10s at the 1.5-mile oval. The 41-year-old driver has led 315 laps, has an average starting position of 12.6, an average finish of 6.9, and has completed all but one lap he’s contested there (4,227 of 4,227). His lone win at Homestead helped secure the 2014 Cup Series championship.
· Harvick in the Xfinity Series at Homestead: In eight Xfinity Series starts at Homestead, Harvick has one win (2004), one pole (2006), three top-five finishes, five top-10s and has led 401 laps. He has an average start of 9.4 and an average finish of 11.6.
· Harvick in the Camping World Truck Series at Homestead: In six Camping World Truck Series starts at Homestead, Harvick has one win (2009), four top-five finishes, four top-10s and has led 141 laps. He has an average start of 10.2 and an average finish of 8.5.
· 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 39 wins.
· Career NASCAR Cup Series Totals: Harvick has 37 wins, 167 top-fives, 306 top-10s and 21 poles in 609 career Cup Series starts heading into Sunday’s race at Homestead.
· 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 two Sundays ago 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.
· 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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