Although Kevin Harvick has said he loves his role as a broadcaster for Fox Sports in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, and hosting his own weekly Sirius XM NASCAR Radio Program, Happy Hours, he will be stepping away from both television and radio ahead of the 2020 season.
“Although I love doing TV and radio, stepping back allows me to spend more time with my family and to spend more time with my team.” Harvick told Adam Stern from the Sports Business Journal.
Fox Sports has already announced that Clint Bowyer will fill the void from Harvick in the television booth for the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
His Sirius XM NASCAR Radio Program, Happy Hours, has been on the air since 2018. Harvick and co-host, Matt Yocum, broke down the previous race and looked ahead to what will be coming up for the weekend.
Kevin Harick and wife, DeLana have become more busy in recent years running Kevin Harvick Inc. Once a NASCAR race team now turned into a sports marketing agency. In recent months the organization has added several new clients including Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Ty Dillon, and Shannon Spake from Fox Sports. KHI also represents athletes from golf, UFC, and Motorcross.
It was long believed that Harvick would eventually replace Darrell Waltrip in the Fox booth once he retired. However after an earlier exit then expected from Waltrip, and Harvick now stepping away from media obligations, this seems unlikely.