Thursday, July 16, 2015

Kevin Harvick takes home 2015 ESPY award for 'Best Driver'

   Reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick’s dominating year on the race track earned him an ESPY for ‘Best Driver’ Wednesday night at the 23rd annual ESPY Awards show presented by ESPN. 

   Harvick triumphed over 2015 Indianapolis 500 champion Juan Pablo Montoya, 2014 IndyCar champion Will Power, 2014 Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton and 2014 NHRA champion Erica Enders-Stevens for the win.

   Last season, Harvick earned five victories, six runner-up finishes and 14 top-five finishes en route to his first Cup title, clinched in walk-off fashion in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway with one of his five wins. Harvick also set six track qualifying records and earned a series-best eight poles.

   Harvick’s career includes 90 wins across NASCAR’s top three series – Cup, Xfinity and Trucks. Now in his 13th year, Harvick joins a list of stock car drivers who have won the title of ‘Best Driver’ since the awards began in 1993 including Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Bobby Labonte and Dale Jarett.