All of Kevin Harvick’s NASCAR Cup Series victories
Just three weeks after the death of Dale Earnhardt Sr. that placed Kevin Harvick in a renumbered car (the No. 29) for Richard Childress Racing, Harvick won in his third start. It was a tight finish as Harvick edged out Jeff Gordon by 0.006 seconds.
The eventual Sunoco Rookie of the Year winner took the first NASCAR Cup Series race held at Chicagoland Speedway in dominating fashion, leading 113 laps on the road to a victory.
Harvick went a year between victories but got the win at a familiar spot as he won the second premier series race hosted by Chicagoland. The man known as "The Closer" came on strong late, leading the final 25 laps (29 total) for the win.
Harvick again went a year between victories, but this drought lasted a little longer. While the winless streak was snapped in the Midwest, it was not snapped at Chicagoland but instead at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Another winless drought ensued for Harvick, who had not won in 55 races coming to Bristol Motor Speedway. That changed at the Tennessee short track, as he led 109 laps to win.
Harvick’s five-win breakout campaign got kick-started at the place that would become his personal playground -- Phoenix's 1-miler known as ISM Raceway. He led just the final 10 laps to score the victory.
One often doesn't think of Harvick as a strong road racer, but he has had some success on those tracks. His first road win came at Watkins Glen International, where he bested future teammate and car owner Tony Stewart for the victory.
Harvick stole a win late from Kyle Busch at Richmond Raceway as he passed "Rowdy" with two to go. His Arizona record gets a lot of attention, but Harvick has three career wins at the 0.75-mile Virginia track.
Harvick delivered a strong performance to open the 2006 postseason as he led 196 of 300 laps en route to a win that put him atop the point standings one race into the playoffs.
The fifth and final win of Harvick's 2006 season came at (surprise) Phoenix. Putting on a performance he would rival in later years at the track, Harvick led 252 of 312 laps for the victory. The five wins for the season were the most "Happy" had in one season (up to that point in his career), and the 895 laps led were his most until the move to Stewart-Haas Racing in the 2014 season.
Harvick won the "Great American Race," leading just four laps, but this race produced a memorable finish with Harvick and Mark Martin racing to the start-finish line for the win. It is the only time (so far) Harvick has won NASCAR's crown jewel event.
The longest winless streak of Harvick's career would follow, a stretch that included two winless seasons and totaled 115 races. In a race that featured a whopping 88 lead changes, Harvick led just two laps to get the win and bring an end to his Victory Lane drought.
Harvick nabbed his second superspeedway win of the season on a green-white-checkered finish as he held off Kasey Kahne.
Harvick led 60 laps in the Irish Hills, including the final 11, for the win. The win kept Harvick atop the point standings, but he wouldn’t finish the year there. In fact, this was the first of his three third-place finishes in the standings in a four-year stretch.
Harvick led just one lap en route to his home-state win. The Richard Childress Racing driver tracked down Jimmie Johnson in the final two turns to get the win at the 2-mile track.
Coming up big late was a major theme of Harvick's 13-year tenure with Richard Childress Racing, and Martinsville Speedway was one of the many places that happened. Leading six laps on the day, Harvick passed Dale Earnhardt Jr. with four laps to go and took the checkered flag.
On Memorial Day weekend in 2011, Harvick used a green-white-checkered finish and had the good fortune of Earnhardt Jr. running out of fuel coming to Turn 4 to take home the sport's longest race of the season. He led just two laps of the 402 total circuits run.
Harvick closed out the 2011 regular season in style as he led 202 laps (of 400) to earn a share of the points lead with Busch going into the playoffs.
Another winless streak that lasted more than a year found Harvick, but he snapped it in Phoenix. The 2012 season was the lone season between 2010 and 2013 in which he did not finish third in the standings.
Two of the three laps Harvick led on the night came on the green-white-checkered finish of the race as he held off former teammate Clint Bowyer for the victory.
Just less than a month later, Harvick was back in Victory Lane with a win in the sport's longest race. Harvick came on strong late for the victory, leading the final 11 laps for the win.
As his tenure at Richard Childress Racing entered its twilight, Harvick scored a pole at Kansas Speedway (his first since 2006) and then went on to lead 138 of the 267 laps run for the win. The victory put Harvick back in the mix in the 2013 championship battle.
The final win of Harvick's Richard Childress Racing career came at, where else, Phoenix. As Carl Edwards ran out of fuel with two laps to go, Harvick came right on by and snatched the win. All in all, Harvick had 23 wins during his time at RCR. The win would also mark the beginning of four wins in a row at the 1-mile track for Harvick.
Harvick wasted no time getting to Victory Lane in his tenure at Stewart-Haas Racing, as he blistered the field to lead 224 of 312 laps en route to a Phoenix win -- a theme that would become common in his time at SHR. The win was also the first with Rodney Childers atop the box.
Harvick entered 2014 with six career Cup poles. In 2014 alone, he had eight in his No. 4 Chevrolet, but he only won from the pole once. That came at Darlington Raceway, where he led 238 laps and had to hold off Earnhardt Jr. and Johnson in a green-white-checkered finish.
After several strong performances came up just a bit short during the regular season, Harvick entered the playoffs as one of the favorites, but there were some questions regarding the near misses over the summer. Those were silenced when he locked up his spot in the Round of 8 with a win at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Harvick came to Phoenix needing a win to advance to the Championship 4 and "Happy" delivered in a major way. He led 264 of 312 laps to come through with a walk-off win to move his team into the next round and one step closer to the championship Harvick had long sought.
The new playoff format set up a winner-take-all finale, and Harvick and Childers capitalized on the spotlight. Keyed by a late pit call for four tires, Harvick regained the lead with eight laps to go from fellow Championship 4 finalist Denny Hamlin and then held off another Championship 4 finalist in Ryan Newman for his first career Cup title. The championship came in his first season with Stewart-Haas Racing.
Harvick picked up in 2015 right where he left off in 2014, recording top-two finishes in eight straight races -- a streak that would end in Martinsville three weeks later. Harvick earned a Las Vegas Motor Speedway win behind a leading 142 laps.
Harvick posted back-to-back wins in 2015 and his fourth straight win at the Arizona track in blistering fashion as he led 224 laps out of 312 for the win. Numbers wise, the 2015 campaign would prove to be even better, even if the result was not the same. For the season, Harvick set a career high in laps led (2,294) for a season. To put that in perspective, he led less than that total in his last seven seasons (2007-13) at Richard Childress Racing.
Harvick came to Dover International Speedway with only one way to advance out of the opening round of the playoffs -- a win. And that is exactly what he did in commanding style. Harvick led 355 of the 400 laps at the "Monster Mile" to get the win and advance. Harvick would make it back to the Championship 4 but finish as the runner-up to champion Busch.
Harvick’s eighth career win at Phoenix came by the slimmest of margins in one of the closest finishes in NASCAR history. Harvick edged Edwards by .010 seconds to get the victory, which came after he worked his way through the field after starting 18th.
It took two days and rising from a 24th-place starting spot, but Harvick scored his first win at Bristol since 2005. "Happy" led all of his 128 laps in the second half of the 500-lap race.
Harvick used a late-race restart to surge ahead of leader Matt Kenseth at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and take the checkered flag, ending a 10-year winless drought at the "Magic Mile."
Harvick locked in a Round of 8 spot in the playoffs with his second win of the 2016 postseason, leading 74 laps en route to the victory -- his second Cup win at Kansas.
Harvick led the last 22 laps at the California road course to score his first victory at Sonoma Raceway.
Harvick charged to the win by getting around Hamlin for second and then tracking down Martin Truex Jr. for the lead with 10 laps to go. The victory not only locked Harvick into the title race at Miami but also crossed Texas Motor Speedway off his list of tracks where he had yet to win.
Harvick put on a clinic at Atlanta leading 181 laps en route to the victory. It was his first win at Atlanta Motor Speedway since his very first win in the series in 2001, and "Happy" honored Earnhardt Sr. in the process.
Harvick picked up right where he left off -- leading 214 (of 267) laps and sweeping all three stages in the victory. The win was the 100th in the three NASCAR national series for "Happy."
Harvick hit a milestone at Phoenix, notching his 40th career Cup victory and his ninth win at ISM.
Harvick led 201 laps en route to his second Dover victory. Starting second in the race, Harvick swept the stages in a dominating performance.
This one wasn't the typical Harvick dominant performance he'd been showing in 2018 but rather a vintage "Closer" victory. Harvick took the lead late from Truex and snagged his second win in as many weeks.
Harvick gave Busch the bump-and-run to take the lead with seven laps to go as the two championship favorites went head-to-head at the "Magic Mile."
Harvick swept the stages and took the checkered flag for his seventh victory of 2018 in arguably one of his most dominant performances of the season.
Harvick swept the stages and took the checkered flag in his eighth win of the season.
For his first win in 2019, Harvick held off a hard-charging Hamlin on the final lap after pit strategy originally put the No. 4 car in the lead spot. Harvick also won this race in 2018.
Harvick outlasted his competition on fuel to take the checkered flag for the second time in 2019. He won this race in 2018, too.
After earning the Busch Pole Award, Harvick dominated the 160-lap event, leading 118 circuits on his way to a second Brickyard 400 crown.
Harvick scurried to a clutch victory and clinched a shot at a second Cup title. Harvick started from the pole and led a race-high 119 of the 334 laps in the AAA Texas 500, placing his Stewart-Haas Racing No. 4 Ford in Victory Lane for the fourth time of the year.
Harvick achieved a milestone 50th career victory in NASCAR's first race back following the COVID-19 stoppage, tying Junior Johnson and Ned Jarrett for 12th on the all-time wins list. Harvick led a race-high 159 of the 293 laps en route to victory.