Retirement not on horizon for Harmon
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Mike Harmon at Phoenix International Raceway in March 2016.

By Dominic Aragon
May 21, 2016

NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Mike Harmon isn’t considering retirement from professional racing at this time, The Racing Experts have learned.

The owner-driver, who has attempted every XFINITY Series race this season, isn’t ready to step away from the sport.

“As long as I’m healthy, I figure I can give 100 percent, I’ll do it unless a better opportunity comes along,” he said to The Racing Experts.

Harmon has qualified for eight of the ten races this season with a best finish of 30th at Atlanta.

When asked if he sees himself racing another five years, Harmon said, “I hope I’m healthy for another five years.

“At one time in my life, I didn’t think I could live without driving a race car, I have finally accepted that I can do that, if I get in the right situation.” In total, the 58-year-old has fielded his own entry in 135 of his 206 career starts in the series.

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Mike Harmon drives down pit road at Auto Club Speedway in March 2016.
Every race he’s competed in the series since 2011 has been for his own team, Mike Harmon Racing, a total of 91 starts with races not featuring primary sponsorship.

The owner-driver says he and three full-time staffers help with preparation of the cars.

“Well, that’s what I’ve been doing my whole life, that’s how I know how to make a living,” Harmon said on why he continues to race.
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