After months of speculation, ESPN reported on Friday that Kevin Harvick will drive for Stewart-Haas Racing in 2014 once his current contract expires with Richard Childress Racing.
If so, Harvick could be the third mutineer in as many years.
Clint Bowyer jumped ship to Michael Waltrip Racing after last season when RCR failed to sign sponsorship for the driver. Elliott Sadler is expected to join Joe Gibbs Racing's Nationwide Series program after leading the points in the same division for most of this year for Childress.
And now, after 12 seasons in RCR's flagship No. 29, Harvick will reportedly align himself with SHR, which won the Sprint Cup championship last year with Tony Stewart. Harvick, who is currently 11th in the point standings, has not won a race since last September. He was an early contender for the title the last two seasons before finishing third both years. The last time RCR won the Cup title was 1994.
"The dynasty is crumbling," said one former employee.