Speculations regarding Kevin Harvick future has been one of the main headlines of the NASCAR offseason.
Reports are that the driver told Stewart-Haas Racing that he intends to retire at the end of this upcoming 2023 season.
Harvick is entering his 10th season driving for Stewart-Haas, where he’s won 37 races and the a Cup Series championship in 2014.
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This year will be Kevin Harvick 23rd consecutive year competing at the sport’s highest level.
“I think it could go either way at this particular point,” Harvick said last month while in Nashville for the industry’s Champions Week celebration.
“Right now I’ll know that answer before we get to Daytona,” Harvick said when asked about driving beyond the 2023 season, which will also serve as NASCAR’s 75-year anniversary season.
“I don’t really have a clear answer on that right now. I think as we get to Daytona, I know 100 percent that we will have a direction.”
Kevin Harvick’s response to my question whether he’ll be racing fulltime in the Cup Series in 2024: pic.twitter.com/jT1CgnNHnm
— Jordan Bianchi (@Jordan_Bianchi) December 1, 2022
The 46-y-o did not really lean in any direction however, doesn’t rule out retirement from NASCAR following 2023.
Nevertheless, it does seem there will be a definite answer to the question before the 2023 Daytona 500.