When it comes to stock racing in America, one of the most successful drivers on the race track is Kevin Harvick who holds the record for the most Cup Series wins at Phoenix International Raceway having a total of eight wins. In addition to this, he has also won Daytona 500 in 2007 and the Busch Series Championship of 2001 and 2006.
Find out more here about his early life, career, family, net worth and just about every other thing we know about one of America’s best hands on the wheel.
Kevin Harvick’s Biography (Age)
His full name is Kevin Michael Harvick and he was born on December 8, 1975, in Bakersfield, California to Mike and JoNell (Walker) Harvick. In his family, he has an elder brother called Clayton and a younger sister named Amber.
Kevin Harvick schooled at North High School where like most other sports-minded kids he played baseball, basketball, soccer, and football. After high school, he enrolled at Bakersfield College to train as an architect but would later abandon his studies to pursue his passion of becoming a professional race driver.
Kevin Harvick’s love for racing started as a child when his parents gifted him a go-kart as his kindergarten graduation gift in the year 1980. He learned how to use it in earnest and would at times race it with his peers. During his high school days, Kevin attended several race competitions and little was it known he was perfecting the skills that would make him a champion in the future.
The Californian native began his NASCAR career in the year 1995 when he entered the Mesa Marin Raceway in the Craftsman Truck Series where he finished 27th with the No.72 family car. He raced for NASCAR Grand National Division, AutoZone West Series in 1997 same year he also signed a contract with Spears Motorsports. Two years later, he made his debut appearance in the NASCAR Busch Series while the following year saw him at the Richard Childress Racing in the Chevrolet No.2 car. With each season, Kevin Harvick improved on his personal best timing getting more confident to compete in even higher races.
He competed in the Winston Cup Series for the first time in 2001 and became the “2001 Nascar Winston Cup Series Rookie of the Year” and also won the Nascar Busch Series Championship same year and repeated the feat in 2006.
Kevin’s NASCAR career has also seen him record a win of the 2014 Bojangles’ Southern 500 while his best wins so far have been his 4 consecutive wins from 2013 to 2015 in the Phoenix International Raceway. He was given the SPY Best Driver Award in 2015. For any race he did not win, Kevin Harvick would leave an impressive performance in the competition just enough to make him a subject of discussion in the media alongside the race winners.
His House and Net Worth
Talk about some of the most successful NASCAR drivers and Kevin Harvick is sure to be among the top 10. His success on the race track behind the wheel is very much in harmony with his healthy bank account balance. Kevins’s net worth has been reported to seat at a pretty $10 million. Considering he is not retiring soon, we expect this his current net worth value to still climb some more.
The race champion and his family have lived in the best of homes though it is not known where they reside at the moment as he reportedly sold off his North Carolina mansion to the tune of $2.3 million. Before now, he had also sold his oceanfront vacation home on Kiawah Island near Charleston, South Carolina for $8.2 million. It is obvious Kevin Harvick certainly goes for the best when putting a roof over his head, when his new home is revealed, we are sure to let you know.
Family – Wife, Daughter
Everything about Kevin Harvick has been about racing, little wonder his wife is also associated with the sports. He met his partner – DeLana (Linville) Harvick – in the year 2000 at Michigan International Speedway where she worked as a public relations personnel for another driver called Randy LaJoie. She also comes from the family of a racer as her father is a former NASCAR Xfinity Series (formerly Busch Series) driver John Paul Linville. Delana also at some point, tried her hands out on driving but it didn’t go beyond a plaything.
Kevin and Delana Harvick tied the knot on the 28th of February 2001 in Las Vegas Nevada at the same time he made his Sprint Cup Series debut. What a way to start a union. The family has since then been blessed with the birth of two lovely children. A son named Keelan, who was born on July 8, 2012, and the younger, a daughter named Piper Harvick born on December 28th, 2017.
Delana participates actively in the motor racing sports with her husband’s team. She also co-owns and manages the KHI Management LLC a Sports Management Agency, in addition to making frequent appearances on the Harvick’s pit box during Sprint Cup races.
The love between them has never for once grown cold, or at least, not that we have heard. The couple still lives together and there are no signs of an impending breakup between them.