Done Deal? Harvick Reportedly Signs Deal to Remain at RCR

By Toby Christie (Originally appeared on RubbingsRacing.com)

According to the Charlotte Observer’s Jim Utter, Richard Childress Racing, and Kevin Harvick have come to an agreement on a contract extension. Harvick and Childress are expected to announce the terms of the deal in a news conference at Charlotte Motor Speedway at 3:15 pm (eastern time).

Harvick and Childress appeared to have their relationship strained during an abysmal 2009 campaign which saw Harvick finish the season 19th in the point standings. It was a uncharacteristic bad season all around for the organization, as none of their teams made the chase, and it appeared Harvick wanted out.

However this season the RCR team as a whole have stepped up their game, and Kevin Harvick actually sits as the point leader after 13 races. Harvick was also able to capture a victory at Talladega which snapped a winless streak that dated back to the 2007 Daytona 500.

Author: Toby Christie

Toby is the Editor of TheFinalLap.com and Social Media Director of all things @TheFinalLap. He is the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly radio show and podcast, and he is the writer and co-host of the Racing Legends podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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