Retired NASCAR legend Kevin Harvick still wants to race a little

Kevin Harvick celebrated the end of a decorated career with an appearance on the Dale Jr Download and made clear that he doesn’t intend to run another NASCAR Cup Series race ever again. He will join the FOX Sports television booth next year with Mike Joy and Clint Bowyer, but that doesn’t mean he is done racing altogether.

Instead, Harvick is open to making a stray Xfinity Series or Craftsman Truck Series start and that is nothing to say about the Late Model Stock and Super Late Model program recently started at Kevin Harvick Inc.

“I’m not sure yet. The door is open,” Harvick told hosts Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Mike Davis. “I’m not going to drive Cup ever again. I can’t be competitive, I can’t make myself go there and say, ‘I’m looking for a top 30.’ That’s what it would be. You would be lucky to run 30th.”

Harvick also co-owns the CARS Tour with Earnhardt, Jeff Burton and Justin Marks. “I think that’s something I would have to lean on somebody like [Dale Earnhardt Jr.] to say, ‘Is that worth doing it?’” Harvick said. “I think the Xfinity stuff is something – I want to make sure that I do a really good job for FOX. Until I get done with that, and once I get done in June and say, ‘Maybe we can fit this in; this looks like a good weekend and we could do it?’

”I think I could race the Super Late Model during the week because they have a lot of Tuesday night races and Thursday night races. I need to go drive it first.”

Harvick, the 2014 champion, sits 10th on the all-time wins list at 60 and just doesn’t feel the need to race a lot moving forward. There wasn’t much else to accomplish, but he’ll entertain it where it makes sense and could provide some joy.

“The driving piece for me is still there,” Harvick said. “I don’t know what that means yet or what I’m going to race or what that exactly consists of. It won’t be a lot.”

Matt Weaver is a Motorsports Insider for Sportsnaut. Follow him on Twitter.

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