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Former NASCAR Cup Series champion to step away from full-time racing after this season: report

Kevin Harvick is anticipated to announce the upcoming season will probably be his final as a full-time NASCAR driver, in response to The Athletic.

The 2014 NASCAR Cup Series champion is anticipated to make the announcement Thursday earlier than the beginning of his twenty third season.

Harvick was requested Dec. 1 about his future, and he stated he would have a choice a method or one other earlier than the Daytona 500, which is scheduled for Feb. 19.

Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Busch Light Ford, waves to fans as he walks onstage during driver intros prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway Oct. 23, 2022, in Homestead, Fla.

Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Busch Light Ford, waves to followers as he walks onstage throughout driver intros previous to the NASCAR Cup Series Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway Oct. 23, 2022, in Homestead, Fla.
(Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

“I believe as we get to Daytona, I do know one hundred pc that we’ll have a path as a result of I’m not gonna begin the season with out understanding that path,” he stated on the time. “Just due to the truth that there’s simply lots of layers to unfold and actually undergo and consider. So we’ll see. I believe it might go both manner at this specific level.”

Harvick added that it is “not truthful to anyone” to not know Harvick’s standing by the point the season begins.

Kevin Harvick signs autographs for NASCAR fans on the red carpet prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Championship at Phoenix Raceway Nov. 6, 2022, in Avondale, Ariz. 

Kevin Harvick indicators autographs for NASCAR followers on the crimson carpet previous to the NASCAR Cup Series Championship at Phoenix Raceway Nov. 6, 2022, in Avondale, Ariz. 
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The 47-year-old started his profession in 2001 sooner than anticipated, as he stuffed an open slot following Dale Earnhardt’s dying in 2001. He received the Rookie of the Year, which was a preview of what was to return. He’s received 60 races and has earned 428 top-10 finishes in his profession. His most up-to-date win got here in Richmond on the Federated Auto Parts 400.

Harvick received the 2007 Daytona 500 and has seven different top-10 finishes within the race. He completed in fifth and fourth in 2020 and 2021, respectively, however completed in thirtieth final yr.

His 60 profession wins are tied with Kyle Busch for ninth-most all time.

Harvick has dabbled in broadcasting in recent times and made it to the ultimate playoff championship spherical in 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019. His 37 wins in that span led all drivers.

NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick poses for a portrait during the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards at Wynn Las Vegas Dec. 5, 2014, in Las Vegas.

NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick poses for a portrait in the course of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards at Wynn Las Vegas Dec. 5, 2014, in Las Vegas.
(Chris Graythen/NASCAR through Getty Images)

With 10 begins, Harvick will attain 800 for his profession, a milestone solely 9 different drivers have reached.

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