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NASCAR Ford Driver Kevin Harvick Says He Raced With Broken Ribs

Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 NASCAR Ford Mustang in the Cup Series, hasn’t quite had the farewell he’d hoped to have during his final full-time season behind the wheel, as he’s still winless in 2023 However, he recently revealed that there was a reason his performance suffered during the summer season, as he raced while battling a rib injury, according to Racing News.

Before to the Cup Series race on the Indy Road Course last weekend, Harvick said that he sustained broken ribs while traveling with his son, Keelan, in Italy. Harvick said that he fell on a flight of stairs while overseas. While he did not reveal the exact date on which the injury occurred, he said that it happened before the race at Nashville on June 26th, where he finished 24th. He also said that he struggled with pain during the Chicago street race the following week, finishing 29th, revealing that both races were “rough” for him.

“The guys have done a good job in making something out of it, put ourselves in position to have a chance to win a couple of races,” Harvick said of his No. 4 NASCAR Ford team. “Had some bad ones and some good ones, kind of fought … and scraped and worked through an injury after the break.”

Harvick has driven a NASCAR Ford race car since 2013, when he joined Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) after a stint with Chevy’s Richard Childress Racing. In 10 years with SHR, he has accumulated 37 victories and one championship in 2014. Overall, Harvick has 60 Cup Series race victories in over 800 starts in the division.

Josh Berry, a current Xfinity Series driver for a Chevy-backed team, will take over the No. 4 Mustang once Harvick retires.

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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  1. Mark

    Harvick’s a great guy and competitor. Couldn’t they have found a picture of him without a mask?

    1. Anon

      That’s Exactly what I was thinking

      1. Booker

        A) why does it matter lol
        B) nascar is stingy with photos it allows media personnel to use without paying hefty licensing fees

  2. Debbie Reno

    Stewart and Harvick were “my guys”. My drivers. Now that Harvick is also retiring, I think I just my “retire” the sport. It has changed too much to suit me. Not in a good way. I miss the days when there was a model car from the local dealership on the track on Sunday and that same car was for sale on Monday. The days when the guys had a problem on the track they could get out of the car and “talk” about it after the race with fear of points, fines and reprisals. NASCAR decided they had to get politically correct, but they went to far and they just got “uppity”, they forgot where they came from and who made them to begin with. They have tried “to get above their raising,’.

    1. Booker

      ok boomer


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