The reports of Kevin Harvick jumping ship may not only have been premature, they were wrong. Harvick, the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion announced Thursday that he has signed a contract extension with Stewart-Haas Racing.
Harvick is in his third year with SHR, the second team he raced for in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series. Harvick started his career with Richard Childress Racing in 2001. There had been some speculation that Harvick might be considering a move to another team. The driver has raced Chevrolet’s his entire Sprint Cup career. SHR is moving to Ford in 2017. A rumor this week even had the driver fielding an offer from Hendrick Motorsports, a Chevy team, to replace Kasey Kahne. Harvick took to social media to dismiss that rumor. Thursday it was laid to rest.
Harvick, 40, is in his third year with the SHR No. 4 Chevrolet team and crew chief Rodney Childers. Harvick won his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship in 2014, his first year with the operation co-owned by Tony Stewart and Gene Haas.