ARN can now confirm that 2014 NASCAR Cup Series champion, Kevin Harvick is expected to announce that the 2023 season will be his last as a full-time driver, An announcement is planned for Thursday.

The 47-year-old Harvick has spent his entire Cup career under the spotlight as he replaced Dale Earnhardt after the seven-time Cup champion died in the 2001 Daytona 500.

The decision was not a surprise as the future NASCAR Hall of Famer had indicated in December he would decide before the start of the season, and Stewart-Haas Racing co-owner Gene Haas said in October that Harvick had not given any indication of wanting to continue racing after 2023.

Harvick spent his first 13 seasons with Richard Childress Racing and enters his 10th with Stewart-Haas Racing, where he won in 2014 in his first year driving for good friend Tony Stewart. In addition to 23 Cup wins at RCR, Harvick also won titles in the Xfinity Series in 2001 and 2006.

Harvick also owns an athlete management company and sponsor broker Kevin Harvick Inc., which has primarily focused on race-car drivers, golfers and mixed martial arts fighters. In recent years, he has focused on developing young drivers, including taking his 10-year-old son, Keelan, to Europe to race.

For 10 years, KHI also fielded entries in the Xfinity and truck series with Ron Hornaday Jr. winning the 2007 and 2009 truck titles and the team winning the Xfinity Series owners championship in its final season in 2011.

The Bakersfield, Calif., native grew up racing on the short tracks on the west coast and won the 1998 NASCAR West Series title.


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