NASCAR: Kevin Harvick not driving the No. 29 car at Charlotte

Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, NASCAR (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, NASCAR (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /

After driving the No. 29 Ford at North Wilkesboro Speedway, Kevin Harvick is set to return to the No. 4 Ford for the longest NASCAR Cup Series race of the season at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick did not drive his usual No. 4 Ford in this past Sunday evening’s NASCAR All-Star Race at North Wilkesboro Speedway, the first Cup Series race at the track since 1996.

For his final All-Star Race, he threw it back to his Richard Childress Racing days, swapping the No. 4 for the No. 29, the number he used for the first 13 years of his 23-year career before making the move to Stewart-Haas Racing in 2014.

The Busch Light paint scheme was reminiscent of the Goodwrench scheme on his No. 29 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet when he secured his first career victory in just his third career start at Atlanta Motor Speedway in March 2001.

Prior to Sunday’s race, Harvick hadn’t driven the No. 29 car since the 2013 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, his final race with Richard Childress Racing. He needed Richard Childress Racing to sign off on his use of the No. 29 for his Ford Mustang at North Wilkesboro Speedway, even for a non-points race.

But this was just a one-off, and Kevin Harvick has officially competed in his final NASCAR Cup Series race behind the wheel of a No. 29 car.

He is set to be back in the No. 4 Ford for this Sunday evening’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the 14th of 36 points races on this year’s schedule. Harvick sits in third place in the standings with four top five finishes, including a top finish of second in the most recent points race at Darlington Raceway two Sundays ago.

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