Kevin Harvick Foundation
The mission of the Kevin Harvick Foundation is to support programs that positively enrich the lives of children throughout the United States. Established in 2010 by NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver Kevin Harvick and his wife, DeLana, the Kevin Harvick Foundation works to not only improve the quality of life, but to help underprivileged youth find and realize their dreams.
“There are many children who have dreams of becoming a race car driver, a policeman, a doctor or scientist, but don’t see a way to achieve those dreams,” said Kevin, “DeLana and I want to provide opportunities to children who might not realize their potential and give them the courage to pursue their dreams.”
Kevin Harvick was born in Bakersfield, CA. For his kindergarten graduation in 1980, Harvick received a go-kart and began his racing career. In the ten years that he competed on the go-kart circuit, he learned the value of dedication and discovered the joy of success that would transform into the fierce determination that now defines him. On the track, the two-time Nationwide Series Champion and Daytona 500 winner is known for his aggressive driving, but off the track his affable attitude and ever present smile have earned him the nickname “Happy.”
DeLana Harvick’s racing roots run deep. After visiting a race track at the tender age of three weeks old, she was hooked for life. She is a native of Kernersville, NC and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. DeLana began her professional career in racing as a public relations representative for Randy LaJoie. In 2001, DeLana and Kevin created Kevin Harvick, Inc., a premier racing organization competing full-time in the NASCAR Truck and Nationwide Series.
As a former student athlete himself, Kevin values education and understands the difficulties that families may face in financially providing for their child’s education. The Kevin Harvick Athletic Scholarship is an on-going, full-ride, need-based scholarship that will support a Kern County native athlete, enabling them to follow their dreams to obtain an undergraduate degree and participate in athletics at the collegiate level.