Kevin Harvick signs long-term contract extension with Stewart-Haas Racing

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Stewart-Haas Racing announced Thursday that it has signed former Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick to a long-term contract extension.

“It was a big decision to join Stewart-Haas Racing and it has turned out to be my best decision,” said Harvick, who has won nine of his 32 career Sprint Cup victories with SHR, in a team release. “I came to Stewart-Haas Racing to win championships. We have one, but that only made us hungry for more. I’m very happy to have my future secure with a team so dedicated to winning.”

Harvick will continue to drive the No. 4 car and remain paired with crew chief Rodney Childers, who signed a multi-year contract extension last June.

He joined Stewart-Haas Racing in 2014 and won the title that year and five races. Last year, he won three races. Harvick has a win and nine top-10 finishes this season with the team this season.

“Kevin’s results speak for themselves, and in addition to those numbers, he brings a presence to our team that makes everyone want to work harder,” said Tony Stewart, co-owner of SHR with Gene Haas, founder of Haas Automation, in a team release. “Kevin Harvick has made Stewart-Haas Racing a better team and he will continue to be an integral part of our future.”

Stewart-Haas Racing previously announced that it will switch from Chevrolet to Ford next season.