“My Wife Would Destroy Absolutely Everything About Me” – Kevin Harvick Dismisses Idea of Sticking Around in the Long Term

Published 01/21/2021, 9:24 AM EST
Kansas City, Kansas, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick (4) races during the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports


Recently, news broke that 62-year-old Derrike Cope would race in the 2021 Daytona 500. In light of that, some wondered if 45-year-old Kevin Harvick would stick around for that long. However, the driver insisted that that that was not going to be the case, not if his wife had anything to say about it.

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He confessed, “I think if I tried to go 20 more years into my racing career, my wife would destroy absolutely everything about me. I don’t think that would fly at home. Keelan is all about running his first truck race against Dad. Being around these kids and watching them grow up has really inspired me.”

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How would Kevin Harvick racing for another 20 years go over at home?As he revealed at media day, not well. 😂

Posted by NASCAR on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

According to him, many talk about preparation and staying in shape ahead of the season. Owing to this, Kevin Harvick himself has to try and stay on his toes for the coming season. All in all, it is a good reminder of why he loves to go racing, and at the same time, prepares him for the new campaign.

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What lies in the future for Kevin Harvick?

The Stewart-Haas Racing driver is currently looking forward to the start of the 2021 Cup campaign. It is better left unsaid that he has unfinished business this year. This is especially after he dominated much of last season, only to miss out on a Championship 4 slot.
Owing to this, Harvick will be keen to redeem himself, following the disappointment of last year. The 2014 Cup Series champion is eager to add a second title to his belt and hopes that his 2020 momentum will lead him to it.

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Last year, he finished the season with nine wins in the year and was one of the favorites to win the title. Unfortunately, things did not work in his favor and he lost out on the account of desperation. This time, he will be sure to make no more mistakes and try to replicate his 2020 dominance.

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