Kevin Harvick is the first NASCAR driver to appear on The Kellys. After his 10 years on the go-kart circuit, which earned him seven National Championships and two Grand National Championships, Kevin won rookie of the year in the Featherlite Southwest Series - a regional touring division of NASCAR - in 1995.
Two years later, Kevin won five races on his way to the 1998 Winston West Series Championship. Then in 2000, a remarkable two-year campaign in the Busch Series had begun. Kevin won three races and finished third in series points on his way to the Rookie of the Year title. Kevin began 2001 as the favorite for the Busch Series Championship title, and completed the year a Winston Cup superstar.
After losing Dale Earnhardt in a wreck on the final lap of the Daytona 500, car owner Richard Childress asked Kevin to assume driving duties of the GM Goodwrench Service Plus Monte Carlo on the Winston Cup circuit. Despite the intense schedule and difficulty of driving full-time in two series, Kevin agreed and began the most incredible year of his life.
On February 28, 2001, Kevin married DeLana Linville, whom he calls his "best friend," in a beautiful Las Vegas ceremony. Despite not having time for a honeymoon, Kevin and DeLana's first year of marriage was filled with incredible moments that DeLana called "wedding presents." Those "wedding presents" included two Winston Cup wins - the first coming in Kevin's third start - and a Busch Series Championship, which Kevin earned on the strength of 20 top-5 finishes and five wins. Kevin also earned "Rookie of the Year" honors on the Winston Cup circuit, finishing 9th in points.
Kevin became the first driver in NASCAR history to run full-time on both the Busch and Winston Cup series - a total of 70 races - in one season, and the first to be named Winston Cup rookie of the year the same season that he earned the Busch Series Championship.
In the fall of that same year, Kevin and DeLana ran their first Kevin Harvick, Inc.(KHI)-entry in the Craftsman Truck Series. The truck, built in a friend's garage, set the stage for what is now a full-fledged racing operation. In August of 2004, Kevin and DeLana opened a 70,000 square foot facility in Kernersville, NC that houses KHI's No. 6 Craftsman Truck Series team, No. 33 Busch Series team and No. 33 Winston West Series team. KHI earned wins in all three series in early 2005 and has proved to be a competitive racing organization.
Since his start in NASCAR's premier racing series four years ago, Kevin has had several career moments, including a win at the 2003 Brickyard 400. He is currently one of thirteen drivers who has won a race in each of the National Series (Craftsman Truck, Busch and Nextel Cup) and is one of only two drivers who has won at least two races in each series.