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Up to Kevin Harvick to break Jeff Gordon’s consecutive starts record

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With 656 consecutive NASCAR Cup Series races following his start at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Kevin Harvick must be eyeing Jeff Gordon’s record.

Jimmie Johnson was the current leading driver in consecutive NASCAR Cup Series races with 663 starts. However, he had to miss the race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway last Sunday as he tested positive for coronavirus. The 44-year-old driver was replaced by JR Motorsports Xfinity Series driver Justin Allgaier.

Now, the current driver with the most consecutive races is Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick. After missing a race due to suspension in February 2001, Harvick has gone on to start 656 consecutive races. The record for most consecutive race starts is held by four-time champion Jeff Gordon with 797  races.

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As Kevin Harvick has signed a contract extension that will keep him with Stewart-Haas Racing until the 2023 season, the No.4 Ford can have a good crack at the record held by Gordon.

Harvick leads the NASCAR Cup Series Standings and has four wins to his name this season. The 44-year-old Bakersfield, California native doesn’t seem to slow down anytime soon.

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