NASCAR: Kevin Harvick not driving the No. 4 car at North Wilkesboro

Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, NASCAR - Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports
Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, NASCAR - Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports /

Kevin Harvick will not be driving the No. 4 Ford during Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race at North Wilkesboro Speedway.

As announced in mid-March, Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick will not be behind the wheel of the No. 4 Ford for Sunday night’s NASCAR All-Star Race at North Wilkesboro Speedway, the first Cup Series race at the historic track in 27 years.

Since his Cup Series career began in 2001, when he was called upon to replace the late Dale Earnhardt at Richard Childress Racing after Earnhardt had been killed in a last-lap Daytona 500 crash to open up the season, Harvick has only ever competed for two teams throughout his 23-year Cup Series career.

Harvick, who is set to retire at the end of the 2023 season, spent the next 13 years competing for Richard Childress Racing, missing just one race along the way, and moved to Stewart-Haas Racing after the 2013 season.

With Richard Childress Racing, Harvick drove the No. 29 Chevrolet as opposed to the No. 3 Chevrolet that Earnhardt had run. Upon making the move to Stewart-Haas Racing, he drove the No. 4 Chevrolet (now No. 4 Ford).

One final time before ending his NASCAR Cup Series career, Kevin Harvick is set to run the No. 29 car at North Wilkesboro Speedway.

In his final All-Star Race, he is set to return to the car number he used for the majority of his career.

Longtime primary sponsor Busch Light is making it happen, designing a brand new paint scheme to commemorate Harvick’s old No. 29 Goodwrech-sponsored Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, which he used at Atlanta Motor Speedway back in March 2001 when he secured his first Cup Series victory in only his third career start.

This will be the first time the 60-time race winner and 2014 champion has driven the No. 29 Ford.

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