Despite the numerous confirmations that Kevin Harvick will be leaving Richard Childress Racing after 2013, it seems we have to continue to press the issue.
Harvick and Tony Stewart refuse to comment on the issue however, Richard Childress on numerous occasions has said that Harvick is leaving his organization after this season to join Stewart-Haas Racing.
Since Phoenix back in November of last season (2012) Childress has continually said the same thing. Yet, it seems every chance the media gets, they continue to ask him the same question. Childress on many occasions has said and will continue to say that Harvick will be leaving RCR for SHR in 2014.
“We had a meeting and he told me his plans and we discussed what we were going to do in ’13,” Childress said Monday. “He’ll do well over there at Stewart-Haas, and RCR will keep going and moving forward. I think him and Tony will have a good relationship.”
Jimmy John’s and Rheem confirmed weeks after the source was leaked in Phoenix that they will be standing behind Harvick and joining him where ever his endeavors take him for 2014.
Budweiser on the other hand has yet to comment on their plans for 2014 and whether they stay with Childress or go with Harvick.
Austin Dillon will be coming in full-time for 2014 and is expected to be the full-time replacement for Harvick at RCR when he joins the circuit in 2014. For now, Dillon is focused on winning the Nationwide Series championship this year.