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NASCAR drivers are more often than not good family men--husbands, and in Kevin Harvick's case, soon-to-be father. The impending birth of his first child could cost "Happy" Harvick a start in tonight's race at Daytona International Speedway.
Nationwide Series regular Austin Dillon has returned to Daytona Beach, Fla., where he will remain on standby to drive the No. 29 Budweiser Folds of Honor Chevrolet in tonight's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona.
Dillon's services will be required should Richard Childress Racing teammate Kevin Harvick need to return home for the birth of the couple's first child.
Harvick's wife DeLana has returned to North Carolina where she is resting comfortably. The Harvicks shuttered their truck and Nationwide operations (Kevin Harvick Inc.) following the 2011 in anticipation of their expanding family.
NASCAR drivers and their wives have been on a bit of a baby boom over the last few seasons.
Recently, none have been forced to miss a race for the birth of a child, but the Harvick's familial bliss could potentially break that streak should baby Harvick decide to arrive in the next few hours.
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Kevin Harvick became a father on Sunday, a day after his wife flew home unexpectedly from Daytona International Speedway.
Keelan Paul Harvick was born Sunday in North Carolina. He is the first child for Kevin and DeLana Harvick.
DeLana Harvick had been in Daytona leading into Saturday night's race, but returned to North Carolina for precautionary reasons. Harvick had Kenny...
Austin Dillon will stand by as a possible relief driver for Kevin Harvick in Saturday night's Coke Zero 400, the NASCAR Wire Service reported.
Harvick and his wife, DeLana Harvick, are expecting their first child, and there's a possibility the baby may be born Saturday, which also is DeLana Harvick's birthday.
"Happy birthday @DeLanaHarvick could be an interesting...
Austin Dillon is in trouble again.
His Nationwide Series pole-winning speed on Friday afternoon was disallowed after his car failed post-qualifying inspection. Officials found an illegal open cooling hose that went into the cockpit, a violation of Rule 20A-2.1J.
He dropped to the rear of the field, No. 42, for the start of the Jalapeno 250 on Friday night but is still credited...
Austin Dillon says he'd be honored to drive the late Dale Earnhardt's iconic No. 3 in the Sprint Cup Series.
Dillon is the grandson of Richard Childress, who owns the rights to the number and uses it for Dillon in the Nationwide Series. Dale Earnhardt Jr. has also used the number before in the Nationwide Series, but the No. 3 has not been in a Cup race since Earnhardt'...
Kevin Harvick and the No. 29 Budweiser Folds of Honor ran strong in the Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola on Saturday night but ultimately finished 23rd after being collected in a last-lap incident at Daytona International Speedway.
The Bakersfield, Calif., native started the 160-lap event from the 11th position and fell to the back of the 43 car field during the early laps in...
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #33 Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevrolet, and his wife DeLana Harvick stand on the grid during pre-race ceremonies for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Feed The Children 300 at Kentucky Speedway on June 29, 2012 in Sparta, Kentucky. (June 28, 2012 - Source: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images North America)
On Sunday the Harvick’s announced the birth of their son, Keelan...
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR Nationwide Series regular Austin Dillon has returned to Daytona Beach, Fla., where he will remain on standby to drive the No. 29 Budweiser Folds of Honor Chevrolet in tonight’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway should Richard Childress Racing teammate Kevin Harvick need to return home for...
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #29 Budweiser Chevrolet, met with members of the media at Daytona International Speedway and discussed how restrictor-plate racing has evolved this season, where he feels his team is at this point of the season, what he thinks it will take to secure a spot in the Chase with nine races remaining and much more.
TALK ABOUT THE RESTRICTOR-PLATE RACING EVOLVING...
Kevin Harvick and the No. 33 Rheem/Menards team finished 28th after being collected in the “big one” during Friday night’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race under the lights at Daytona International Speedway. The Bakersfield, Calif., native started the 100-lap event from the fourth position and remained near the top 10 early in the event, while swapping drafting partners and protecting...
Austin Dillon won the pole for Friday night’s Subway Jalapeno 250 from Daytona with a lap of 50.750. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Cole Whitt, Danica Patrick, and Kevin Harvick round out the top five starting positions. With only 43 entries, no drivers missed the race. The event will be live on ESPN at 7:30 PM EST.
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TONY STEWART - WINNER
#14 Mobil 1 Chevrolet
· Three wins, seven top fives, 12 top 10s; one pole
· Average finish of 16.7
· Average Running Position of 13.5, second-best
· Driver Rating of 97.1, second-best
· 66 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most
· Average Green Flag Speed of 187.605...