Kevin Harvick officially notched 700 profession begins within the NASCAR Cup Series on Sunday when his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford fired off at Texas Motor Speedway. Harvick changed into the 18th driver to attain the milestone.

The 44-300 and sixty five days-extinct from Bakersfield, California, joined the NASCAR Cup Series in 2001 because the beefy-time driver of the No. 29 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet. His first hotfoot changed into the Dura Lube 400 on Feb. 26, 2001 at North Carolina Speedway, the place he achieved 14th. That season, Harvick achieved two wins as a rookie. He broke through to Victory Lane in barely his third commence up that season: the Cracker Barrel Feeble Nation Retailer 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 11, 2001.

That victory marked the most foremost of 53. The 2014 champion has won four races in 2020 – to date.

Harvick, who has won the nicknames “Happy Harvick” and “The Closer” over time, boasts trophies from 22 tracks on the NASCAR Cup Series circuit, inserting him three away from a effectively-organized sweep. He has yet to hang at Daytona International Speedway’s motorway route (debuts in 2020), Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Roval (debuted in 2018) and Kentucky Speedway.


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