NASCAR: Kevin Harvick linked to new landing spot for 2024

Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, NASCAR (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, NASCAR (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images) /

With Kevin Harvick no longer competing full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series after the 2023 season, what does his future hold?

2014 NASCAR Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick announced that his 23rd season in the Cup Series will be his last, confirming that he plans to retire from the sport once the 2023 season comes to a close in November.

Harvick, the oldest active full-time driver in the series at 47 years of age, has only ever competed for two teams, Richard Childress Racing and Stewart-Haas Racing.

The Bakersfield, California native replaced Dale Earnhardt at Richard Childress Racing following his fatal wreck on the final lap of the 2001 Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway, and he moved to Stewart-Haas Racing in 2014.

Kevin Harvick’s 60 victories are good for a ninth place tie on the all-time NASCAR Cup Series wins list. What does his future hold?

In addition to having the opportunity to spend far more time with his young family, which includes wife DeLana, 10-year-old son Keelan, and five-year-old daughter Piper, many believe that Harvick has already found another landing spot for 2024: the Fox Sports broadcast booth.

Harvick has long been seen as the kind of driver who would be a solid announcer following his driving career, and he has demonstrated his ability in the broadcast booth on a number of occasions throughout his racing career, calling both Truck Series races and Xfinity Series races.

Interestingly, Fox’s recent decision in regard to their 2023 booth for Cup Series races was somewhat of an indicator that they already had plans for Harvick to join in 2024.

After Jeff Gordon, who had been in the booth since 2016, left to focus on his new role at Hendrick Motorsports at the end of Fox’s 2021 portion of the Cup Series schedule, Fox decided to take a new approach in 2022, bringing in different individuals to fill the spot alongside lead announcer Mike Joy and color commentator Clint Bowyer each race.

Instead of committing to a full-time third member for the 2023 season, they opted to take the same approach again this year, effectively meaning that they continue to have nobody locked into the spot for 2024.

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Whether or not this is the path Harvick wants to take remains to be seen, but the door is clearly wide open for him to do so. Quite a few individuals in the industry even believe that he has already agreed to a deal with Fox and that it simply hasn’t yet been announced.