Kevin Harvick Wife: Know About DeLana Harvick

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Kevin Harvick, the NASCAR superstar, has been affectionately called “Happy Harvick” by his fans and peers, and it’s not hard to see why. Perhaps one of the reasons for his enduring happiness is his loving marriage to DeLana, whom he has been married to for two decades.

While DeLana may not have the same level of fame as her beloved husband, she has been an essential figure in the NASCAR scene for many years.

As a matter of fact, it was their shared love of racing that brought Kevin and DeLana together in the first place.

DeLana Harvick
DeLana Harvick (Source: FOX Sports)

Before meeting Kevin, DeLana was already a well-respected figure in the NASCAR world. She had worked as a public relations representative for several high-profile racing teams.

It was through her work in the industry that she first crossed paths with Kevin, who was quickly impressed by her knowledge and expertise.

Let’s Explore!

Quick Facts

Full Name DeLana Lynn
Known As DeLana Lynn Harvick
Nickname DeLana
Birthdate July 7, 1973
Age 50 Years Old
Birthplace  Kernersville, North Carolina, United States
Current Residence Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Father’s Name John Linville
Mother’s Name Joyce Linville
Siblings Clayton Harvick and Amber Harvick
Education University of North Carolina-Greensboro
Nationality American
Marital Status Married
Husband Kevin Michael Harvick (m.2001-Present)
Children Keelan Paul Harvick, Piper Grace Harvick
Built Slim
Sexual Orientation Straight
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Height Not Known
Weight Not Known
Ethnicity White
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Religion Christianity
Profession Former co-owner/manager of Kevin Harvick Incorporated
Net Worth $5 Million
Social Media Twitter, Instagram
Last Update May 2024

Early Life & Education

DeLana Harvick has been immersed in auto racing ever since she was a kid.

She was born on July 7, 1973, in Kernersville, North Carolina, United States, to her father, John, and mother, Joyce Linville.

Her father, John Linville, was a Busch Series driver, so DeLana spent much of her childhood around garages and race tracks.

In fact, her first visit to a race track was when she was just three weeks old!

Aside from her parents, DeLana grew up with two siblings, Clayton, and Amber Harvick.

Despite her early exposure to racing, DeLana also prioritized her education. After graduating from high school, she went on to earn a degree from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.

A Little On Her Old Man, John Linville

John Paul Linville was a talented American stock car driver who made a name for himself in the racing world.

Born on January 2, 1943, he began his racing career in 1982 and continued to compete until 1995 in the division that would eventually become the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

John Paul Linville started racing at 20 years old when he purchased a car for $99 and entered a race at Bowman Gray Stadium.

John Paul Linville
John Paul Linville (Source: Twitter)

Over the course of his career, Linville made 136 starts in the Xfinity Series, demonstrating his skill and dedication to the sport.

He finished in the top ten three times, a testament to his talent and competitive drive.

Linville’s contributions to the racing world are still remembered and celebrated today, and his legacy lives on through his daughter, DeLana Harvick.

Career

DeLana Harvick started her professional career in racing by working in public relations for Randy LaJoie, who was then the champion of the Busch Series.

Prior to working with Randy LaJoie, DeLana had also worked in a similar capacity for Jeff Gordon, one of the most successful drivers in NASCAR history.

Her experience with Gordon allowed her to develop her marketing and public relations skills further and build a strong network within the racing community.

So she is much more than just a pretty face in the NASCAR garage.

A Brief About Kevin Harvick

Kevin Michael Harvick is a highly accomplished professional stock car racing driver regarded as one of the best in the sport’s history.

Over the course of his career, Harvick has achieved numerous awards, including being the 2014 Cup Series champion and the 2001 and 2006 Xfinity Series champion.

He holds the all-time record for Cup Series wins at Phoenix Raceway with nine wins, showcasing his skill on both short tracks and larger speedways.

His 121 combined national series wins currently rank him third all-time in NASCAR history, behind only Richard Petty and Kyle Busch, respectively.

He is currently the longest-tenured active driver in the Cup Series, having started his NASCAR career in 1992.

Kevin recently announced that he would retire after the conclusion of this season. It will be the 23rd and final season in the series for the 48 year old.

Love Story

DeLana and Kevin Harvick’s first encounter was during a race at Michigan International Speedway in 2000, where she worked as a public relations specialist for Randy LaJoie.

The couple got married in February 2001, around the time when Kevin Harvick was announced as a replacement for the legendary Dale Earnhardt after his death.

Kevin Harvick and DeLana Harvick
Kevin Harvick and DeLana Harvick (Source: Pinterest)

Despite this critical phase in Kevin’s career, DeLana started the KHI team with her husband, which became highly successful in the Truck and Xfinity Series.

She was multitasking as a team owner and marketing specialist for the team and their drivers.

Children

DeLana and Kevin Harvick reside in Charlotte, North Carolina, along with their two children.

Their son, Keelan, was born on July 8, 2012, and their daughter, Piper Grace Harvick, was born on December 28, 2017.

Kevin, DeLana and Piper Grace Harvick
Kevin, DeLana, and Piper Grace Harvick (Source: The Spun)

Keelan is an accomplished kart racer, showcasing his talents on the track.

In fact, in April 2021, he teamed up with his father to compete in an eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race, further cementing their shared passion for racing.

Charity Works

Back in 2010, DeLana and Kevin established the Kevin Harvick Foundation (KHF) to positively impact the lives of children across the States.

The foundation supports various programs, including the Kevin Harvick Athletic Scholarship Fund at California State University, Bakersfield, and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Additionally, the foundation has also funded a camper cabin at the Victory Junction Gang Camp, Boys & Girls Clubs, Baptist Children’s Homes of NC, and Kevin’s Krew.

Net Worth

Even though the finances of the former team owner has not been revealed, she is likely worth around $5 million as of May 2024.

She managed Kevin Harvick Incorporated, a racing team in NASCAR’s Nationwide until it was sold to Richard Childress in September 2011.

She might have made a decent sum from the sale of the team.

Talking about her husband, Kevin is one of the richest NASCAR drivers in the world and is worth $70 million as of May 2024.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, his career earnings total $70.8 million.

In the period between June 2018 and June 2019, Kevin Harvick earned an impressive $13 million.

The majority of these earnings, approximately $13 million, came from his winnings as a driver, with the remainder coming from endorsements.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Why does DeLana Harvick wear a fire suit?

DeLana got into the habit of wearing the suit after Kevin, her husband, became involved in improving safety in NASCAR.

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Comments

  1. Howdy,
    I am so happy for y’all !! I have enjoyed
    watching ya race over your career Kevin …
    Good luck to you & your family in the future ..
    God Bless & Keep ya Safe.
    Bob Crawley. ✌✌✌🙏🙏🙏❤❤❤

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