Kevin Harvick’s future in the NASCAR Cup Series has been a topic of interest for some time now.
There are also a lot of rumors that the Stewart-Haas Racing driver will soon decide to retire from full-time Cup Racing.
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Now, the driver himself has come up saying that it might be a possibility. He also set a deadline to make a final decision about his future.
“I don’t really have a clear answer on that right now,” Harvick said. “I think as we get to Daytona, I know 100% that we will have a direction because I’m not going to start the season without knowing that direction just because of the fact that there’s just a lot of layers to unfold and really go through and evaluate. And so, we’ll see. I think it could go either way at this particular point.”
While SHR wants Harvick to extend his contract that ends at the end of the 2023 season, Harvick has also indicated that he doesn’t plan to continue racing full-time after that, revealed Gene Haas back in October.
Having spent 13 years with Richard Childress Racing, Harvick joined SHR in 2014. He was able to win his only Cup Series title in the first season with the team. The 2023 season will mark the 10th season Harvick has been with the team.
During his time in the series, Harvick has also won 60 Cup races. Furthermore, he also has two Xfinity titles to his name along with 47 wins.
After a Hall of Fame-worthy career, Harvick will certainly be missed in the NASCAR top tier but it is nothing less than what he deserves if he chooses to stop racing at this point.