Kevin Harvick is a professional stock car racing driver from America. He currently competes full-time for Stewart-Haas Racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 4 Ford Fusion. He is a two-time Xfinity Series champion and also the third-winningest driver in the history of Xfinity Series with 47 wins. Let’s find out more about Kevin Harvick’s net worth in 2018.
Kevin Harvick Early Life
Kevin Harvick was born in Bakersfield, California, on December 8, 1975, to his parents JoNell and Mike Harvick. He has a younger sister ‘Amber’ and an older brother ‘Clayton’.
Harvick’s father gifted him a go-kart while he was in kindergarten in the year 1980. Over the next decade, he won seven national championships along with two Grand National championships.
While he was still in high school, he took part in the NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Series in the year 1992.
His father built him his first car by using the money he earned to run his own garage to compete in the lower NASCAR Series.
Harvick went to the North High School where he earned the CIF Central Section title while competing in his high school wrestling team. He went to the Bakersfield College to study architecture but later dropped out to make a career as a full-time racer.
In 2001, he married to DeLana Harvick and together they have a son ‘Keelan’ who was born in the year 2012.
Kevin Harvick Career, Awards & Achievement
Kevin Harvick made his debut in the Craftsman Truck Series with his family-owned car No.72 and finished the race at the 27th spot. Within a few years, he improved and started finishing ahead of his own timings with No.75 for Spear Motorsports.
In 1997, Harvick moved up to the NASCAR Grand National Division, AutoZone West Series. Harvick had already won five races before competing in the Winston West Series championship.
He got the real exposure during the 1997/1998 NASCAR Winter Heat Series at Tucson Raceway Park due to the ESPN2’s coverage.In 1999, Harvick competed in his first NASCAR Busch Series. He had an impressive season the following year in the Chevrolet No.2 car with Richard Childress Racing.
In 2001, Kevin Harvick won his first career Winston Cup by defeating Jeff Gordon by only 0.006 seconds.
He became the fifth driver to win at least one race in each of NASCAR’s three national series in the year 2002. In the same year, he won his first career NASCAR Cup pole at Daytona.
He made more than 330 appearances in his 16 years tenure at the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
Some other championships won by Harvick includes three XFINITY Series races (2010), Truck Series owner championship (2011), 24th XFINITY Series pole (2012), eight NASCAR Cup poles (2014) and many more.
Awards & Achievements
In 2015, Kevin Harvick won the ESPY ‘Best Driver Award’ . He is a two-time Xfinity Series champion and the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion. He also holds the all-time record for Cup Series wins including nine wins at the Phoenix International Raceway. In 2001, he was awarded the NASCAR’s ‘Rookie of the Year’ Award. In the same year, he was given NASCAR’s ‘Most Popular Driver’ Award.
Net Worth of Kevin Harvick
Kevin Harvick has an estimated net worth of more than $90 million. He made this fortune by winning major racing championships in his illustrious career. In 2008, he won $37,300 at the 35th annual TD Bank 250. He has won 25 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, including the Brickyard 400, Southern 500, Coca-Cola 600 and the Daytona 500. He is the current NASCAR Sprint Cup champion winning the title in 2014.
Kevin Harvick is considered one of the most popular car racing driver in the world. He has been the part of more than 617 races in his 18 years of his racing career. He has won almost all the major racing championships including the 2008 Chase for the Sprint Cup, Camping World Truck Series and many more. Harvick is also a philanthropist and runs the Kevin Harvick Foundation which supports various programs to enrich the lives of children of United States.