Kevin Harvick Signs Contract Extension with Stewart-Haas Racingby Kyle Pokrefky May 19, 2016
Kevin Harvick will remain a driver for Stewart-Haas Racing for years to come after putting pen to paper on a long-term contract extension with the two-time championship winning organization.
Harvick, current driver of the team’s No. 4 car, will return to the team for the 2017 season and will accompany the four-car organization with its move to racing Ford Fusions next year.
Also returning to the team with the 2014 Sprint Cup Series champion will be Harvick’s crew chief, Rodney Childers, who signed a contract extension himself midway through the 2015 season.
Since moving to the Stewart-Haas stable in 2014, Harvick has nine wins, 42 top-fives and 57 top-10s to his credit through 84 races with the team.
“It was a big decision to join Stewart-Haas Racing and it has turned out to be my best decision,” Harvick said. “I came to Stewart-Haas Racing to win championships.
“We have one, but that only made us hungry for more. I’m very happy to have my future secure with a team so dedicated to winning.”
Tony Stewart, team co-owner and driver of the No. 14 car, stated that Harvick’s quality as a driver has helped elevate the team into the organization it is today; a statement that was backed up by fellow co-owner Gene Haas.
Through 12 races this season, Stewart-Haas Racing has a hold on two of the top-three positions in the points standings with Harvick leading the way by 21 points.
“Kevin’s results speak for themselves, and in addition to those numbers, he brings a presence to our team that makes everyone want to work harder,”Stewart remarked. “Kevin Harvick has made Stewart-Haas Racing a better team and he will continue to be an integral part of our future.”
“When you have talented people who consistently deliver results, you hold on to them,” Haas added. “Kevin Harvick is an exceptional talent and we’re very proud to have him a part of Stewart-Haas Racing for years to come.”
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