NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

 
         === Report: Harvick heading to Stewart-Haas Racing in 2014 ===
 
 Avondale,  AZ (Sports  Network) - Kevin Harvick has reportedly signed a multi-
 year  agreement  with Stewart-Haas Racing to  drive for the team in the Sprint
 Cup Series, starting in 2014.
 
 According to a report from ESPN.com, Harvick will continue to drive the No. 29
 Chevrolet  for Richard Childress Racing through the 2013 Sprint Cup season and
 then  head to Tony Stewart's team the following year. He will become teammates
 with  Stewart, Ryan  Newman and  Danica Patrick,  in what  will be  a four-car
 stable for SHR.
 
 Harvick issued a statement about the report.
 
 "Once  I know what my future plans are I will make sure everyone is brought up
 to  speed,  but as of  right now, I  am focused on  finishing this season on a
 strong  note and continuing to build our program going into the 2013 season at
 RCR with the ultimate goal of winning a championship," Harvick stated.
 
 Harvick  signed a multi-year contract extension with RCR in May 2010. The year
 prior,  he considered leaving the racing organization after his team struggled
 and  finished a  disappointing 19th in points. Harvick has driven RCR's No. 29
 car in Cup since replacing Dale Earnhardt after Earnhardt's fatal crash in the
 2001 Daytona 500.
 
 Harvick has qualified for the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship six times,
 including  2010-12. He also has 18 career victories in NASCAR's top series but
 has not won a race since Sept. 2011 at Richmond.
 
 During  his media availability on Friday at Phoenix International Raceway, the
 site  of this  weekend's  Sprint Cup  race, Stewart  would  not comment  about
 Harvick joining his team in '14.
 
 "When we have something to tell you guys (the media), we'll tell you," Stewart
 said.  "I've always  said that.  So  you guys  can  throw darts.  When we  got
 something  to  tell you that's  different from what  we've got going on, we'll
 obviously tell you."
 
 Harvick  is currently  11th in  the Chase  point standings.  He is  101 points
 behind  leader Jimmie Johnson. With two races remaining in the season, Harvick
 and  Dale Earnhardt Jr. are the only drivers in the 12-member Chase field that
 have been mathematically eliminated from championship contention.
 
 
 11/09 18:18:08 ET

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