Harvick, 47, will retire from fulltime competition following the 2023 season and is anticipated to transition into the published gross sales living to be a TV analyst for Fox Sports’ NASCAR protection in 2024, Motorsport.com has learned.
It’s miles now not any secret the 2023 season is the last one in Harvick’s latest contract with Stewart-Haas Racing as a Cup Series driver, however Harvick has but to publicly rule out one more extension.
As no longer too lengthy within the past as early December, Harvick acknowledged his resolution “also can crawl either manner” however became adamant it is a long way also made prior to the birth of the 2023 season.
As fragment of the anticipated tackle Fox in 2024, Harvick would work as an analyst alongside latest lap-by-lap announcer Mike Pleasure and susceptible NASCAR teammate Clint Bowyer.
Sources acknowledged Harvick is moreover anticipated to appear within the Fox gross sales living for a minimum of one bustle in each the Xfinity and Truck series each season, apart from occasional appearances on Fox’s weekday gift in the course of the season, “Trudge Hub.”
The addition of Harvick would come as Fox has makes several various adjustments this year, alongside side the departure of longtime reporter Vince Welch and latest Xfinity Series lap-by-lap announcer Adam Alexander taking on the connected role in Trucks.
For the rationale that departure of Jeff Gordon, who left the gross sales living following the 2021 season, Fox Sports has susceptible a rotation of visitors to maintain the third trouble alongside Pleasure and Bowyer. Fox will utilize the connected formula this season.
A spokesperson for Fox Sports acknowledged Wednesday night that the network has nothing to scream at present.
Harvick’s affinity for future work in TV is moreover no secret.
He has made varied guest appearances within the Fox gross sales living within the network’s protection of all three NASCAR nationwide series recently alongside with his work lauded by NASCAR followers.
“I feel moderately confident that being a fraction of TV aspect of issues is something I are desirous to realize someday,” Harvick acknowledged in a recent interview.
A driver willing to focus on his thoughts
With Harvick, Fox would derive a driver with a Hall of Repute-great occupation, who has had no pain talking his thoughts on elements in NASCAR, alongside side security, the necessity to shakeup the Cup schedule and the importance of grassroots racing.
The truth is, on Jan. 9 the CARS Tour asphalt Late Mannequin racing series launched it had a brand original possession team consisting of Harvick, retired drivers-became TV analysts Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Burton and Trackhouse Racing proprietor Justin Marks.
Harvick has turn into an increasing number of aggressive within the twilight of his occupation, winning his first Cup Series title in 2014 on the age of 38 and securing 32 of his 60 Cup wins since then.
A Hall of Repute occupation
Despite being immersed in a 65-bustle winless lumber for almost two years, Harvick won back-to-back races in 2022 at Michigan and Richmond to invent him one among fine 10 drivers in series historical past to make a choice as a minimum 60 occupation races.
After finishing within the high-five within the series standings six cases prior to his 2014 pass to Stewart-Haas Racing, Harvick has performed out of doorways the high-five only twice since, alongside side three straight appearances within the Championship 4 from 2017 to 2019.
Among his wins, Harvick owns victories within the “crown-jewel” races of the Daytona 500, Coca-Cola 600, Brickyard 400 and Southern 500. The sole various drivers in NASCAR historical past to realize this feat are the unhurried Dale Earnhardt Sr., Gordon and Jimmie Johnson.
Harvick moreover has two Xfinity Series championships and 47 Xfinity Series wins, alongside with 14 Truck Series victories.
Harvick’s entry into the Cup Series came without warning in 2001.
He became scheduled to urge a partial Cup schedule that season with Richard Childress Racing while competing fulltime within the Xfinity Series, however the demise of Earnhardt in a closing-lap atomize within the Daytona 500 dramatically changed his occupation – and lifestyles.
RCR proprietor Richard Childress tapped Harvick as Earnhardt’s replacement within the No. 3 Chevrolet – rebranded as the No. 29 – and superb weeks later Harvick came a long way from a aspect-by-aspect, closing-lap fight with Gordon at Atlanta to emerge alongside with his first series victory.
Because the year persisted, Harvick added one more make a choice at Chicagoland Speedway and performed ninth within the series standings, winning rookie of the year honors in his impromptu debut season.