Kevin Harvick will undoubtedly have a lot of suitors if his time as a No. 4 driver for Stewart-Haas Racing ends.
Harvick signed a contract extension back in 2020 that will keep him as the No. 4 driver for SHR until the end of the 2023 season.
After going winless in 2021, Harvick bounced back to win twice in 2022. However, the season didn’t go as he expected as he was knocked out from the first round of the playoffs. He finished in 15th place in the standings, which was his worst finish since 2009.
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Given that he is 46 years old and is the oldest active full-time driver in the Cup Series, it is also expected that Harvick might call his time as a full-time Cup driver soon in the future. And there were also rumors that it could be as soon as the end of the 2023 season.
However, if he decides to prolong his racing career further, he will likely have suitors waiting. The possibility to stay at SHR also remains.
However, even if he doesn’t, it seems that a career change is in order for the No. 4 driver. Harvick has emerged as one of the candidates to serve as a full-time analyst in the Fox Sports booth in 2024.
.@FoxSports is expected to continue to rotate its third booth position in 2023, versus having a full-time analyst join Mike Joy and Clint Bowyer.
🔲 While Fox's reasoning is unclear, this would give it the chance to possibly bring in @KevinHarvick in '24 if he retires after '23. pic.twitter.com/mhzRUFp2m5
— Adam Stern (@A_S12) November 22, 2022
After Jeff Gordon left the role, Fox decided to fill the third spot, alongside lead announcer Mike Joy and color commentator Clint Bowyer, with several people. And they plan to continue this trend for 2023 too. However, the third spot might be up for grabs for Harvick in 2024.