Sources: Former Cup champion Kevin Harvick retiring after 2023 season

Kevin Harvick will make 2023 his closing Cup season behind the wheel, a 23-year Cup profession that has included 60 victories and one Cup championship.

Harvick’s choice is anticipated to be introduced Thursday, in accordance with sources. The Athletic first reported Harvick’s choice.

The 47-year-old Harvick has spent his total Cup profession beneath the highlight as he changed Dale Earnhardt after the seven-time Cup champion died within the 2001 Daytona 500. 

The choice was not a shock as the longer term NASCAR Corridor of Famer had indicated in December he would determine earlier than the beginning of the season, and Stewart-Haas Racing co-owner Gene Haas stated in October that Harvick had not given any indication of eager to proceed racing after 2023.

Harvick spent his first 13 seasons with Richard Childress Racing and enters his tenth with Stewart-Haas Racing, the place he received in 2014 in his first 12 months driving for good pal Tony Stewart. Along with 23 Cup wins at RCR, Harvick additionally received titles within the Xfinity Collection in 2001 and 2006.

Kevin Harvick wins at Richmond

Kevin Harvick wins at Richmond

Kevin Harvick holds off late surge from Christopher Bell to win at Richmond for back-to-back victories.

A fiery racer, Harvick has been identified for his relentless competitiveness — a trait that helped him win 121 NASCAR nationwide sequence races but in addition made him vulnerable to controversy and feuds. 

Whether or not it was battling Ricky Rudd or Chase Elliott, Harvick drove with swagger and brashness, unafraid to retaliate if he felt it was crucial.

Harvick additionally owns an athlete administration firm and sponsor dealer Kevin Harvick Inc., which has primarily centered on race-car drivers, golfers and combined martial arts fighters. Lately, he has centered on growing younger drivers, together with taking his 10-year-old son, Keelan, to Europe to race.

For 10 years, KHI additionally fielded entries within the Xfinity and truck sequence with Ron Hornaday Jr. profitable the 2007 and 2009 truck titles and the group profitable the Xfinity Collection house owners championship in its closing season in 2011.

The Bakersfield, Calif., native grew up racing on the brief tracks on the west coast and received the 1998 NASCAR West Collection title.

Bob Pockrass covers NASCAR for FOX Sports activities. He has spent many years overlaying motorsports, together with the previous 30 Daytona 500s, with stints at ESPN, Sporting Information, NASCAR Scene journal and The (Daytona Seaside) Information-Journal. Observe him on Twitter @bobpockrass, and join the FOX Sports activities NASCAR Publication with Bob Pockrass.

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