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Can Kevin Harvick make NASCAR history Sunday?

If Kevin Harvick can win at Phoenix Raceway Sunday (Nov. 5), he will close out his NASCAR Cup Series career as just the third driver in the sport’s history to win in their final race.

Kevin Harvick waves to the crowd during driver introductions before the October 29, 2023 NASCAR Cup Series Xfinity 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Photo by Erick Messer/TRE

Harvick, dubbed “The Closer,” will race in his 826th and final Cup Series race at a track where he won nine of his 60 Cup Series races.

Harvick enters Phoenix with a 47-race winless streak dating back to Richmond Raceway in August of 2022.

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If Kevin Harvick can win Sunday, it would be the first time in nearly 70 years since a driver has accomplished the feat.

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Marvin Burke and Chuck Stevenson are the only drivers to win in their final Cup Series race, according to research across two racing databases.

Burke became the first driver to do so, winning in his lone start at Oakland Stadium in Oakland, California in October of 1951.

Stevenson won his only race in his second and final series start at Willow Springs Speedway in Lancaster, California in November of 1955.

The Cup Series Championship race from Phoenix Raceway is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET on Sunday.


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