During an appearance this week on the Dale Jr Download, Kevin Harvick confirmed that he will never run another Cup Series race. He retired from full-time competition last weekend at Phoenix Raceway, sitting 10th on the all-time win’s list with 60 victories.
“I‘m not sure yet. The door is open,” Harvick said on whether he would compete as a driver in 2024. “I‘m not going to drive Cup ever again. I can‘t be competitive, I can‘t make myself go there and say, ‘I‘m looking for a top 30.‘ That‘s what it would be. You would be lucky to run 30th.”
Harvick didn’t rule out a potential return to the Xfinity or Craftsman Truck Series race in the future. Harvick, a co-owner of the CARS Tour, does believe he could scratch his itch to compete in a late model.
“I think that‘s something I would have to lean on somebody like [Dale Earnhardt Jr.] to say, ‘Is that worth doing it?‘” Harvick said. “I think the Xfinity stuff is something — I want to make sure that I do a really good job for FOX. Until I get done with that, and once I get done in June and say, ‘Maybe we can fit this in; this looks like a good weekend and we could do it?‘
“I think I could race the super late model during the week because they have a lot of Tuesday night races and Thursday night races. I need to go drive it first.”
Harvick mentioned if he were to race an Xfinity car, he would want to be guaranteed a spot into the field.
“The driving piece for me is still there,” Harvick said. “I don‘t know what that means yet or what I‘m going to race or what that exactly consists of. It won‘t be a lot.”
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