Richard Childress Speaks Out, Kevin Harvick Will Not Be Going Anywhere

Sal Sigala Jr.Senior Analyst IAugust 31, 2009

BROOKLYN, MI - AUGUST 16:  Kevin Harvick, driver of the #29 Pennzoil/Shell Chevrolet speaks with team owner Richard Childress prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series CARFAX 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 16, 2009 in Brooklyn, Michigan.  (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images)

Kevin Harvick came into the Sprint cup series back in 2001, where he over the Richard Childress Racing, No. 3 GM Goodwrench Chevy sponsored race car after the untimely death of Dale Earnhardt Sr.

Harvick will continue behind the wheel of the No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil Chevrolet Impala SS in 2010 for his 10th season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series despite rumors to the contrary.

“Rumors about Kevin not driving for RCR next season have been flying around the garage area and in the media,” said Richard Childress, president and CEO of Richard Childress Racing.

Childress also went on to say that, “We want to put the rumors behind us by stating together that Kevin will drive RCR’s No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil Chevrolet Impala SS for the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.”

“RCR continues to work on the overall performance of the No. 29 team, like we are with all of our teams, and the plan is to end the season on a high note,” Childress added.

“Kevin and the No. 29 team are also preparing for next season with the goal of making a run at the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship.”

Harvick who has been winless since his Daytona 500 win back in 2007, had made it known earlier in the year that he wanted out of his final year of his contract, in order to seek employment with another team.

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Harvick who will also miss the chase for third year since it was instituted back in 2004, has only finished as high as fourth in the point standings.

Now while there have been rumors of Harvick possibly going to Stewart/Haas racing after his contract expires with Richard Childress racing, all of this talk has gone unconfirmed at this time. 

The No. 29 team is by far having one of their worse seasons since Harvick took over the helm, but with a little enthusiasm they are hoping to turn it around for the 2010 season.

“While the 2009 season has not been what any of us have wanted, Richard and I are both committed to improving the performance of the No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil team for the remainder of this year and the 2010 season,” said Kevin Harvick who is currently sitting 24th in the point standings.

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