The rumors, it turns out, are untrue: Kevin Harvick is staying with Stewart-Haas Racing for the foreseeable future.
The team announced Thursday (May 19) via a press release that the driver of the No. 4 will stay with the team in a “long-term” capacity.
“Any questions now…” Harvick tweeted shortly after the announcement, supplying a link to the release.
Any questions now… https://t.co/eUuPagpOkH
— Kevin Harvick (@KevinHarvick) May 19, 2016
“It was a big decision to join Stewart-Haas Racing and it has turned out to be my best decision,” Harvick added in the release. “I came to Stewart-Haas Racing to win championships. We have one, but that only made us hungry for more. I’m very happy to have my future secure with a team so dedicated to winning.”
Added team co-owner Tony Stewart: “Kevin’s results speak for themselves, and in addition to those numbers, he brings a presence to our team that makes everyone want to work harder. Kevin Harvick has made Stewart-Haas Racing a better team and he will continue to be an integral part of our future.”
The release only specified that the extension was “long-term”; it is unknown how long Harvick and the team currently plan to stay together, if there is any end in sight at all.
Harvick, the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, currently leads the Cup standings with a win, five top 5s and nine top 10s.
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