Sunday, March 12, 2023

Kevin Harvick Looking for his Tenth Phoenix Raceway Win

Kevin Harvick Looking for his Tenth Phoenix Raceway Win

Series Leader in Phoenix Wins

Kevin Harvick Looking for his Tenth Phoenix Raceway Win


Statistically, Phoenix Raceway is Stewart-Haas Racing driver Kevin Harvick’s best track, and after announcing that his retirement will be at the end of the season, he has just two chances left to become the sixth different driver in NASCAR Cup Series history to win 10 or more races at a single track.


The 2014 NASCAR Cup Series champion, Kevin Harvick, returns to Phoenix Raceway as the series leader in wins at the 1-mile track with nine victories (2006 sweep, 2012 Playoff race, 2013 Playoff race, 2014 sweep, 2015 Spring race, 2016 Spring race, 2018 Spring race). Now, the 47-year-old veteran has the opportunity join an elite list of drivers with 10 or more wins at a single track - Richard Petty, Darrell Waltrip, Jimmie Johnson, David Pearson and Dale Earnhardt. 


NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty holds the NASCAR Cup Series record for the most tracks with 10 or more wins at five different tracks – Martinsville, North Wilkesboro, Richmond, Rockingham and Daytona.


NASCAR Cup Series Overview:

  • Event: United Rentals Work United 500k (Round 4 of 36)
  • Time/Date: 3:30 p.m. EDT on Sunday, March 12
  • Location: Phoenix Raceway
  • Layout: 1-mile oval
  • Laps/Miles: 312 laps/312 miles (502 kilometers)
    • Stage Lengths:
      • Stage 1: 60 laps
      •  Stage 2: 125 laps
      • Final Stage: 127 laps
  • TV/Radio: FOX / MRN / SiriusXM NASCAR Radio


SHR FAST FACTS: Kevin Harvick

Who owns Phoenix Raceway? NASCAR or Kevin Harvick? NASCAR owns the facility, at least on paper, but Harvick owns the track. The driver of the No. 4 Hunt Brothers Pizza Ford Mustang for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) has won a record nine Cup Series races at the desert mile. No other active Cup Series driver has won more than three races at Phoenix. Former fulltime Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson is the closest to Harvick with four wins at the track.


Harvick’s last win in the NASCAR Cup Series was at Richmond Raceway (8/14/22), a total of 15 races ago. His last win at Phoenix Raceway came in the spring race of 2018. In total, Harvick has made 40 career series starts at Phoenix posting two poles, nine wins, 19 top fives and 29 top 10s. His average finish at the track is 8.650 – best among active drivers. He finished sixth in the Phoenix Spring race last season.


source: NASCAR Media

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