|· Dynamic Duo: While this is Harvick’s 19th year in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, it’s his sixth with crew chief Rodney Childers. Since joining forces at Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) in 2014, Harvick and Childers have combined to produce 22 points-paying victories, a victory in the non-points-paying 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway, 20 poles, 97 top-five finishes and 133 top-10s while leading 8,788 laps. They won the 2014 championship, finished runner-up in the 2015 title chase to champion Kyle Busch, finished eighth in 2016 and third in 2017 and 2018. The team has qualified for the Championship 4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway four times in the last five years.
· Harvick has career totals of 45 wins, 26 poles, 194 top-fives, 342 top-10s and 13,214 laps led in653 starts.
· His most recent Cup Series win came 10 races ago at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth (Nov. 4, 2018).
· His last Busch Pole came five races agoat Las Vegas Motor Speedway (March 1, 2019).
· Points Position: Harvick arrives at Texas third in the NASCAR Cup Series standings with 277 points, 33 markers behind leader Kyle Busch.
· Harvick in the Monster Energy Cup Series at Bristol: Harvick has two wins, one pole, 12 top-five finishes, 19 top-10s and has led a total of 884 laps in his 36 career NASCAR Cup Series starts at Bristol. His average start is 17.1, his average finish is 13.2 and he has a lap-completion rate of 97.9 percent – 17,657 of the 18,127 laps available.
· Laps Led Since 2014: Harvick has led 8,788 laps in 187 races since joining SHR in 2014. That’s an average of 46.99 laps led per race.
· Xfinity Wins: Harvick has won five NASCAR Xfinty Series races at Bristol and has led 1,217 laps, while also winning two poles. And in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, Harvick has raced at Bristol five times and won in August 2011.
· Harvick’s Happy Hours on SiriusXM Radio: Harvick is entering the third year as the co-host ofHappy Hours on SiriusXM Radio channel 90. The show debuted March 28, 2017 and airs on Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. EST, featuring Harvick’s distinctive perspective on the 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.
· Harvick the Broadcaster: Harvick will once again appear in the television booth for FOX at select Xfinity Series races in 2019. He will do seven races this year with his next broadcast Saturday at Bristol.
· 106 and Counting – Harvick scored his 100th career win in NASCAR’s top three series when he won the Cup Series race at Las Vegas in March 2018. He now has 106 total victories after his most recent Cup Series win in November 2018 at Texas – 45 in the Cup Series, 47 in the Xfinity Series and 14 in the Truck Series. Only three other drivers in NASCAR history have passed 100 wins in NASCAR’s top three series: Richard Petty, Cale Yarborough and Busch.
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