Stewart-Haas Racing, the championship-profitable NASCAR dash Cup series crew, has signed driver Kevin Harvick to an extended-time period contract extension.Harvick joined SHR in 2014 after 13 dash Cup seasons and his influence with the company was immediate. In his debut 12 months with SHR, the Bakersfield, California-native scored eight poles, won 5 races and led 2,137 laps en path to his first dash Cup championship. Harvick's title defense in 2015 was highly mighty, as he won three races and earned profession-choicest numbers in desirable-fives (23), suitable-10s (28) and laps led (2,294) earlier than finishing 2nd in the championship. Harvick already has a win, five precise-fives, nine good-10s and 688 laps led in the 12 dash Cup races run this season.
"It turned into a big decision to be part of Stewart-Haas Racing and it has became out to be my foremost determination," talked about Harvick, who has gained nine of his 32 profession sprint Cup victories with SHR. � �I got here to Stewart-Haas Racing to win championships. we've one, however that most effective made us hungry for extra. I'm very happy to have my future cozy with a crew so dedicated to profitable."
Harvick will proceed to drive the group's No. 4 entry and continue to be paired with crew chief Rodney Childers, who signed a multiyear contract extension ultimate June.
"Kevin's effects talk for themselves, and also to these numbers, he brings a presence to our group that makes all and sundry wish to work tougher," pointed out Tony Stewart, co-proprietor of SHR with Gene Haas, founder of Haas Automation, the largest CNC computer tool builder in North america. "Kevin Harvick has made Stewart-Haas Racing an improved group and he'll proceed to be an essential component of our future."
Stewart earned SHR its first sprint Cup championship in 2011, with Harvick bookending that title in 2014. SHR is considered one of only five active sprint Cup groups with d istinctive most fulfilling collection titles.
"when you have talented individuals who invariably deliver outcomes, you grasp on to them," Haas spoke of. "Kevin Harvick is an excellent skill and we're very proud to have him part of Stewart-Haas Racing for years to come."