HARRISBURG, N.C. – Kevin Harvick will step down from the NASCAR Cup Series for a handful of extracurricular events this season for the first time since 2018.
Harvick will compete in three NASCAR Xfinity Series races this year, amplifying his role as a brand ambassador for Xfinity while simultaneously gaining valuable road-course experience at three tracks the NASCAR Cup Series will visit this season.
Harvick will kick off his three-race Xfinity Series campaign on May 22 in the Pit Boss 250 at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.
He’ll return to the Xfinity Series July 3 for the Henry 180 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis., and wrap his Xfinity Series season on Aug. 14 at the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The two-time Xfinity Series champion (2001 and 2006), who boasts 47 victories in the series, will drive a Ford Mustang for Stewart-Haas Racing in each event.
A car number, along with primary partners, will be announced at a later date.
Before Harvick turns left and right in the Xfinity Series, he will join the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the March 27 Pinty’s Dirt Truck Race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.
It will be Harvick’s 124th career Truck Series start, but his first since Aug. 1, 2015, when he finished second in the Truck Series race at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway.
Harvick will pilot the No. 17 Hunt Brothers Pizza Ford F-150 for David Gilliland Racing.
“I tell all of the drivers we represent at KHI Management that nothing beats seat time, and that goes for me as well,” Harvick said. “I can learn and have some fun, all at the same time. Road-course racing and dirt-track racing is a challenge, and I’m always up for a challenge.”