Insane Kevin Harvick Stat Comes To Light Amid Contract Uncertainty in Tony Stewart’s NASCAR Team

Published 11/24/2022, 1:45 PM EST

The 2022 NASCAR Cup Series has officially wrapped up with Joey Logano as the champion. However, it has been an unpredictable season with multiple race winners. With 19 different winners, the 2022 campaign has tied with the 1956, 1958, 1961, and the 2001 season. Among those 19 winners this year, was Stewart-Haas Racing driver and NASCAR veteran, Kevin Harvick.

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Harvick triumphed at two consecutive races, namely at Michigan and Richmond. Moreover, it seems that this win at Richmond is a special one because it created a unique record for him. To be precise, the 2014 Cup Series champion is the first driver to win at the same track in four different generations of Cup cars. Harvick triumphed with the Gen 4, Gen 5, Gen 6, and finally the Gen 7 car, at the Richmond Raceway.

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What lies ahead for Kevin Harvick in the NASCAR Cup Series?

At the age of 46, Harvick will most likely be aware that he does not have much time left in his career. Although he is contracted for the 2023 Cup Series season, one has to wonder how long he can remain in the sport. Of course, his Michigan and Richmond wins have proven that age is just a number and he still has what it takes to win.

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Jul 3, 2022; Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick (4) during the KWIK TRIP 250 at Road America. Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

For the moment, Harvick will be hard at work preparing for the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season. The #4 Stewart-Haas Racing driver will be eager to try and follow in Logano’s footsteps and bag his own second Cup title. When the 2022 season was going through the motions, the number of race winners kept increasing.

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For a long time, Harvick was not on that list of winners. So, there were concerns that he would not make the Playoffs. Then came the Cup race at Michigan, and the #4 driver sealed his berth. At the very next race, he repeated the feat, which must have been a relief for the drivers. This was because the qualified drivers were in danger of being knocked out of contention.

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Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a senior Motorsports author for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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