Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/9/14

DAVIDSON, NC - OCTOBER 14: NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick is locked up for charity at the NASCAR Second Annual Jail & Bail held at Brickhouse Tavern October 14, 2009 in Davidson, North Carolina. Funds raised during the event will go to The NASCAR Foundation and Brienne Davis Scholarship Fund. (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick's departure from Richard Childress Racing to Stewart-Haas Racing came as no surprise. After the news leaked last November, it was simply a matter of when the Budweiser portion on the deal would be revealed -- and the car number -- to make it official. Although Harvick didn't understand the timing of the announcement, on Friday, Stewart-Haas team owner Tony Stewart acknowledged that plans had been in the works for the last two years but only came to fruition recently. "It was a lot of work to get to that," Stewart said. "It's not a decision that was made overnight. There were a lot of processes in between that made it a long journey, but we are here." Sources say that Budweiser signed off with SHR in the last month -- after opting not to introduce a fourth different driver in seven seasons. Although Bud has backed dozens of drivers, including Darrell Waltrip in his 1985 championship season in the No. 11, Bill Elliott (also with Junior Johnson) and Dale Earnhardt Jr....
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