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Kevin Harvick joins elite group with Phoenix start

Stewart-Haas Racing veteran Kevin Harvick reached yet another milestone in his distinguished career Sunday when he took the green flag in the 2022 season finale at Phoenix Raceway.

With 790 NASCAR Cup Series starts to his name, Harvick now has started every Cup race in a season for 20 consecutive years. Only six other drivers have accomplished that feat, making Harvick the seventh in this heady group.

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Ricky Rudd holds the all-time record by starting every Cup race for 25 consecutive years, followed by Jeff Gordon (23 years), Rusty Wallace (22), Dale Earnhardt (21), Terry Labonte (21) and Bobby Labonte (20).

Harvick, 46, will pilot the team’s No. 4 Ford for the 10th consecutive season next year and look to tie Earnhardt and Labonte next.