Harvick not swapping helmet for headphones anytime soon

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Harvick not swapping helmet for headphones anytime soon

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Harvick not swapping helmet for headphones anytime soon

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Kevin Harvick reiterated on his SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Show “Happy Hours” that he is not heading to the television booth anytime soon.

“I want to do the TV stuff, but I am not going to do TV until I am 110 percent done with the competitive side of things,” Harvick said Wednesday afternoon. “TV will be great, and I want to be involved in racing, but I have no intention of getting out of the race car until that competitive fire is out.”

Harvick has become a fixture in the FOX Sports booth, working several Xfinity Series race broadcasts as the lead analyst. This season, the number of races featuring Harvick was increased.

In Texas two weeks ago, Harvick shot down rumors that a full-time broadcasting gig was imminent given the speculation that Darrell Waltrip was going to retire. Over the weekend in Bristol, Waltrip confirmed his retirement plans forcing Harvick to again address the rumors of his own future on his radio show.

“For me, I enjoy doing the things that I do in the car,” Harvick said. “I’ve talked to too many guys that wished they probably would have stayed in the car and fulfilled that competitive side of things a little further into their career instead of letting everybody talk them into [it] being time to retire.”

Since joining Stewart-Haas Racing in 2014, Harvick has won multiples races each season and has appeared in the Championship 4 with a shot at the title four of the last five seasons.

Dating back to 2010, when he was with Richard Childress, Harvick has finished no worse than eighth in points and has a total of 34 victories.

“I’m in the car for sure, not only for this year but for the next two years,” Harvick passionately stated. “That’s through 2021 — not two years left ]on my contract]. Not this year and one more. Through 2021.”

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