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Kevin Harvick’s racing career started simply enough with a gift he received from his parents for his kindergarten graduation – a go-kart. The California native hasn’t slowed down since and has built an impressive résumé that includes 77 wins in NASCAR’s top-three divisions as he enters the 2014 season driving the No. 4 Budweiser/Jimmy John’s/Outback Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing, and the No.5 Chevrolet SS for JR Motorsports.
Harvick raced go-karts for 10 years, earning seven national championships and two grand national championships along the way. He then moved up to full-bodied stock cars, competing at local race tracks in the Late Model Series before racing in the Featherlite Southwest Series, one of NASCAR’s regional touring divisions. Harvick ran a limited schedule at that level while he completed high school. He raced full time in 1995 and scored rookie-of-the-year honors.
Along the way he gained a reputation for being aggressive on track, but off the track his affable attitude and ever-present smile earned him the nickname “Happy Harvick.”
Entering his 14th season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ranks, Harvick will begin a new chapter in his career as he makes the transition to Stewart-Haas Racing where he will drive the No. 4 Chevrolet SS for team owners Tony Stewart and Gene Haas. Harvick will also race for his 15th season in the NASCAR Nationwide Series with JR Motorsports where he will drive the No. 5 Chevrolet SS for team owners Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Rick Hendrick, and Kelley Earnhardt Miller.
When he’s not at the wheel, Harvick enjoys spending time with his wife and son, their pets, family and friends. In his spare time, he can be found golfing.
Harvick is also passionate about his philanthropic activities, which include working with his charity, the Kevin Harvick Foundation (KHF). He and DeLana started the KHF in 2010 as a way to support programs that positively enrich the lives of children throughout the United States.Date of Birth: December 8, 1975
Hometown: Bakersfield, Calif.
Residence: Kernersville, N.C.
Racing Heroes: Rick Mears and Dale Earnhardt
Racing Moments:Winning the Daytona 500
Hobbies: Golf and Spending time with the family
Charity:The Kevin Harvick Foundation - www.kevinharvickfoundation.org
Twitter: @KevinHarvick (personal), @JRMotorsports (Nationwide team), @StewartHaasRcng (Sprint team)