Kevin Harvick Goes Against NASCAR World’s EV Disdain With Surprising $91,995 Revelation

Published 11/19/2023, 4:43 AM EST

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With manufacturers taking the EV route, the automobile market is one step closer to the so-called “EV revolution.” But, is it really necessary? Well, as per the concerned, self-proclaimed environmentalists, the switch to these battery-powered vehicles is a necessity for the changing times, as they denounce internal combustion engines, disregarding them for the emissions by citing a better tomorrow. However, NASCAR drivers still prefer their favorite cars.

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After all, 2035 might be the final year we get a naturally aspirated V8 or a multi-cylinder engine, for that matter, as the “EV revolution” takes over the world. Recently,  Kevin “Happy” Harvick made a startling admission, taking the traditionalists and ardent enthusiasts by storm. In an exclusive given to HBPRacing, the 2014 Cup Series champion let the cat out of the bag, revealing his $91,995 everyday automobile.

Kevin Harvick shocks traditionalists with his EV revelation

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Stewart-Haas Racing driver and NASCAR great Kevin Harvick is arguably one of the best and most influential personalities NASCAR has ever produced. With over 60 career wins in the organization’s top-tier division, Harvick is certainly the best to put on the helmet. The Ford driver is widely known for his confidence and superior racing prowess among his peers.

Often known as the last driver from the old-school era of the sport, Harvick is an icon for hardcore racing fans and enthusiasts alike, with some even giving him godlike status. However, his recent admission might get fans thinking. Unlike most of the traditional fans who despise battery-powered vehicles, never wanting to be in one of them, Harvick owns one and uses it as his daily driver.

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Now, those are some hard facts that ardent fans find hard to digest. The 49-year-old in a questionnaire session was pitched with the question, “What does Kevin Harvick drive in his everyday life?” To which he said, “Right now, I drive a Ford Lightning.” The fact that the 2014 Cup Series opted to go for the EV instead of the conventional V8-powered F-150 truck has fans thinking. 

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Moreover, amidst the EV trend that is taking over motorsports in general, does Harvick’s recent admission indicate a bigger change? Well, whether it is just the case of fan speculations going overboard or if it is something significant, Cup Series’ most senior driver’s choice of daily commuter certainly has the fandom thinking deeply.

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Harvick is set to join his SHR teammate after retirement

While 2023 was a great year for the sport in general, it wasn’t so for avid Harvick fans. After entertaining them for more than 2 decades, the veteran is hanging his boots, with the past championship-deciding race in Phoenix being his last one. The veteran is now stated to have put on the suit as Fox’s commentator.

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This also means that he will be joining his former SHR teammate and NASCAR driver, Clint Bowyer in the booth alongside Mike Joy who has been a constant presence in the commentary booth. With the 49-year-old stating his future plans as a commentator, it is official that half of SHR’s lineup during the 2017-2020 period will be calling the shot, giving them deeper insights.

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Kishore R

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Picture this: a fast & well set-up car roaring its V8 glory, zipping through the country roads. I’m the sort of person who’ll be instantly drawn to something like that. While major racing promotions have stepped closer to the EV revolution, NASCAR still has their V8s singing its tune, which got me into the world of Stock Car Racing.
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