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With six NASCAR Cup Series wins so far in 2018, Kevin Harvick is proving himself to be, along with Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr., one of the few dominant drivers this season. His little bump-and-run stunt on Busch at New Hampshire, which ultimately ended up earning him the W, just goes to show why they call Harvick “The Closer” and was one of many smart moves he’s made this year that have led to big payoffs.

In a recent interview with FOX Sports’ Race Hub, Harvick had this to say about his rivalry with Rowdy:

“There’s a respectful rivalry there,” he said. “I love racing Kyle Busch, and I love the things he does and the things he can do in a race car are great. And as a team, we love beating him, and as a driver, I love beating him.”

Speaking of big payoffs, Harvick is definitely making the big bucks these days, coming in with a yearly earnings rate of $13.6 million and an overall net worth of around $70 million. Despite being the oldest in the sport at 42 (though he’s technically tied with Jimmie Johnson), Harvick is still clearly crushing it and his stock will only continue to rise as he racks up more impressive performances on the track.

Read More: Here’s What Kyle Busch Had to Say About Kevin Harvick’s Bump-and-Run

Racing Accolades and Accomplishments

Kevin Harvick began his NASCAR career back in 1995. Since then, he is one of only five drivers who have won a championship in both the Sprint Cup Series and the Xfinity Series, and one of only 29 drivers to win a race in each of NASCAR’s three national series.

Driving the No. 4 Ford Fusion for Stewart-Haas Racing, Harvick has 43 wins, 323 top-10 finishes, and 23 poles in the Monster Energy Cup Series. As a current Xfinity Series part-timer, Harvick and his No. 98 Mustang have 47 wins, 259 top-10 finishes, and 25 poles. He also has 14 wins, 62 top-10 finishes, and four poles as a Camping World Truck Series driver.

Just a few notable achievements include the 2001 and 2006 Busch Series Championship, victories at the 2003 Brickyard 400 and 2007 Daytona 500, and the 2014 Sprint Cup Series Championship.

Harvick was also the 2000 NASCAR Busch Series Rookie of the Year, 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Rookie of the Year, and the 2001 NASCAR Busch Series Most Popular Driver.

The 10 Richest NASCAR Drivers in History

As it stands right now, Kevin Harvick sits about fifth on the unofficial rankings of the richest drivers in NASCAR history. Let’s see where he stacks up against some of NASCAR’s finest.

10. Carl Edwards

Net Worth: $50 Millon

9. Matt Kenseth

Net Worth: $60 Million

8. Richard Petty 

Net Worth: $65 Million

7. Mark Martin

Net Worth: $70 Million

6. Tony Stewart

Net Worth: $70 Million

5. Kevin Harvick

Net Worth: $70 Million

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4. Dale Earnhardt Sr. 

Net Worth: $70 Million

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3. Jimmie Johnson

Net Worth: $120 Million

2. Jeff Gordon

Net Worth: $200 Million

1. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 

Net Worth: $300 Million

Watch: Kevin Harvick: “Dear NASCAR…I Want to Be in Charge”

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