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General Discussions => Race Talk => Topic started by: Cheryl on July 15, 2009, 11:13:05 AM

Title: Harvick Wants Out at RCR?
Post by: Cheryl on July 15, 2009, 11:13:05 AM

From Jayski:

"Kevin Harvick has told Richard Childress he would like to leave after this season, according to multiple sources. Harvick has one year remaining on his contract with RCR, but the Shell/Pennzoil sponsorship deal on the #29 Chvey ends at the end of this season, and Harvick is trying to move with it to Stewart-Haas. Tony Stewart has said his team is interested in running a third car in Sprint Cup in 2010. Childress is in a tough spot. He could hold Harvick to the contract and try to re-sign Shell/Pennzoil, but in a performance-based business, the Stewart-Haas option, undoubtedly, is more appealing to the gas and oil company. If Shell/Penzoil decides to leave, Childress has to find $15 million to $20 million in sponsorship to replace it -- a very difficult prospect in this economy. Harvick would also bring additional Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series capability to the organization, joining the JR Motorsports operation owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Rick Hendrick. Kevin Harvick Inc. competes in both series.(Sports Illustrated)(7-14-2009)"


Title: Re: Harvick Wants Out at RCR?
Post by: Desmond on July 17, 2009, 04:39:08 PM
According to the ESPN ticker, Childress is adamant that Harvick will return to the #29 car next year.