“Never a Harvick fan, but…”: NASCAR fans hail Kevin Harvick’s transition from driver to analyst

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2014 Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick went from behind the wheel in 2023 to behind a microphone as the 2024 racing season kicked off. The former Stewart-Haas Racing driver has embraced his role as an anchor at FOX Sports as the network completes its final race coverage of the year this weekend at Sonoma Raceway.

Harvick provided commentary on Sunday as he joined Mike Joy and Clint Bowyer in the FOX booth to watch and call races. Many fans agreed with the energy that Harvick brings, along with humorous additions such as the use of words like “yeet” and “lit,” which are not indicative of who Harvick is as a person.

Kevin Harvick has also joined the list of former drivers he now hosts his podcast with Harvick Happy Hour giving fans insight and overview of the weekly events in NASCAR.

The former #4 Ford Mustang driver also remains the last to score a win with SHR before they announced their withdrawal from NASCAR at the end of 2024. However, the 48-year-old was allowed to drive a Hendrick Motorsports car after his retirement. while filling in for Kyle Larson as he attempted his Memorial Day Double this year.

NASCAR fans are embracing Kevin Harvick as a broadcaster

Fans of the sport seemed to have warmed up to “The Closer” as a regular on the NASCAR broadcast scene, with some enjoying what he has to offer from the booth. With the driver’s fresh perspective, Harvick is often heard adding crucial and interesting information while commenting on his post-driving career.

The brotherhood seems to agree, as fans took to social media to add comments like “I was never a fan of Harvick, but I love him in the booth” And “Solid A. Guy is good at this kind of thing.” agreed. Some even made comparisons to others in the FOX booth, writing: “10/10. Much better than Clint Bowyer.” and “Ten! Well done!!!!”.

Kevin Harvick will be on commentary for the final time this year as FOX Sports concludes coverage of the 2024 NASCAR season at Sonoma Raceway. NBC Sports will take over for the rest of the year.