Top 10 NASCAR Driver of the Year 2013: 5. Kevin Harvick

Birthdate: 8 December 1975 Hometown: Bakersfield, California USA Team: Richard Childress Racing Crew chief: Gil Martin 2013 starts: 36 Poles: 1 Wins: 4 Top 5: 9 Top 10: 21 Annual earnings: $6,602,918 Championship points: 2385 Championship position: 3rd Crash.net NASCAR Driver of 2011 position: 5th Crash.net NASCAR Driver of 2012 position: 17th

Season summary:

Kevin Harvick seemed to have torpedoed his 2013 season before it even started, after signing a deal that will take him to Stewart-Haas Racing in 2014. Current team boss Richard Childress is not known for taking defections lightly, and things looked about to explode when Harvick ranted about Childress' "spoilt" grandsons Austin and Ty Dillon taking over at the team. But somehow they kept it together sufficiently to see Harvick finish out his time at the team with a strong third place in the standings, after amassing four wins and an impressive average finish of 11.2 for the year.

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Top 10 NASCAR Driver of the Year 2013 results so far:

6. Carl Edwards
7. Kyle Busch
8. Jeff Gordon
9. Kasey Kahne
10. Martin Truex Jr.

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