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Kevin Harvick to Leave Richard Childress Racing at the End of 2013, Heading to Stewart Haas Racing

November 9th, 2012 at 3:55 PM
By Clayton Caldwell

According to ESPN.com Kevin Harvick will leave Richard Childress Racing at the end of the 2013 to drive for Stewart-Haas Racing. Sources say Harvick signed a multi-year deal to drive a fourth car for the organization starting in the 2014 season.

I'm looking forward to finishing out this season on a strong note with RCR and continuing to build our program going into the 2013 season with the ultimate goal of winning a championship," Harvick told ESPN.com Friday at Phoenix International Raceway, when approached about his future plans. "Anything beyond that, once I know what my future plans are set I'll let you know." 

Stewart-Haas Racing didn't deny the sources either.

"Stewart-Haas Racing's driver lineup is all set for 2013, but if you're talking about 2014 and if Kevin Harvick is available, that's something the team would have to look at," said SHR team spokesman Mike Arning. "Any team in this garage would do the same. From the moment Stewart-Haas Racing was formed, becoming a four-car team is something it's been striving for. They have the infrastructure to accommodate a fourth team, and if everything aligns properly, it's something they'll do. So, if a driver the caliber of Kevin Harvick is available, it's something they would pursue." 

No word on who will replace Harvick at RCR, or what kind of sponsorship will be with Harvick at Stewart-Haas Racing.

Tags: Kevin Harvick, Motorsports, NASCAR, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Richard Childress Racing, Stewart-Haas Racing

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