|· 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, 22 poles, 99 top-five finishes and 135 top-10s while leading 8,923 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, 28 poles, 196 top-fives, 344 top-10s and 13,349 laps led in658 starts.
· His most recent Cup Series win came 15 races ago at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth (Nov. 4, 2018).
· His last Busch Pole came at the last Cup Series event two ago at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City (May 10, 2019).
· Points Position: Harvick arrives at Kansas third in the NASCAR Cup Series standings with 440 points, 38 markers behind leader Joey Logano.
· Charlotte Numerology – Harvick has two poles, three wins, four second-place finishes, eight top-threes, 16 top-10s and has led a total of 528 laps in his 35 career NASCAR Cup Series points-paying starts on the Charlotte Motor Speedway oval. His average start is 16.0, his average finish is 15.5 and he has a lap-completion rate of 94.2 percent, completing 11,863 of the 12,591 laps available.
· Xfinity at Charlotte – Harvick has made 28 NASCAR Xfinity Series starts at Charlotte. He has three poles (May 2001 and 2003, and October 2003), eight top-fives and 18 top-10s with a total of 351 laps led.
· Laps Led: Harvick has led 8,923 laps in 192 races since joining SHR in 2014. That’s an average of 46.47 laps led per race.
· Trucks at Charlotte: Harvick has competed in three NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races at Charlotte and has two top-five finishes. He has not competed in Trucks at Charlotte since May 2007.
· 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. ET, 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 eight races this year with his next broadcast on May 25.
· 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, David Pearson and Kyle Busch.
· Sergeant First Class Bryan Allen Hoover, 28th Military Police Company, who was killed in action on June 11, 2010, will be remembered on the No. 4 car this weekend. SFC Hoover was a 10-year veteran who served four years in the Marines Corps prior to his service with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. He received a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management at California University of Pennsylvania in 2009 and was an avid runner and cross country coach. Also loved playing hockey. SFC Hoover was killed by a suicide bomber in the Zabul Province, Shajoy, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He left behind his beloved dog Newton, fiancé Ashley (Tack) Sherman, his father Melvin, brothers Rick (Sarah) and Ben, and his sister Samantha.
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