DeLana Harvick

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DeLana Harvick
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DeLana Harvick at Charlotte Motor Speedway. May, 2011.
Born (1973-07-03) July 3, 1973 (age 41)
Kernersville, North Carolina
Nationality American
Years active 2001–present
Known for Former co-owner/manager of Kevin Harvick Incorporated
Spouse(s) Kevin Harvick

DeLana Lynn Harvick[1] (née Linville; born July 3, 1973) is the wife of NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick. She is a former co-owner and manager of Kevin Harvick Incorporated, a racing team in NASCAR's Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series. It was announced in September 2011 KHI was being sold to Richard Childress, owner of Richard Childress Racing.[2]

Personal Life[edit]

A native of Kernersville, North Carolina, DeLana Harvick has been around auto racing for practically all her life. Her first visit to a race track came at three weeks old.[3] She is the daughter of veteran NASCAR Busch / Nationwide driver John Paul Linville and grew up around garages and race tracks.[4] After high school she earned a college degree from University of North Carolina-Greensboro.[3]

DeLana Harvick first met husband Kevin in 2000 during a race at Michigan Speedway. At the time she was working in public relations for fellow driver Randy LaJoie. DeLana had worked in a similar capacity for Jeff Gordon previously and had even dabbled in race driving herself.[5] DeLana and Kevin Harvick were married on February 28, 2001 in Las Vegas, Nevada.[6] Unlike many NASCAR wives, she can often be seen during a race on top of the pit box wearing a custom-made fire-suit.[7]

The couple live in Kernersville, North Carolina with their son, Keelan Paul Harvick (born July 8, 2012),[8] three dogs and two cats. The Harvicks also own a vacation home in Kiawah Island, South Carolina.

Kevin Harvick Foundation[edit]

In 2010 DeLana and husband Kevin established the Kevin Harvick Foundation (KHF). The foundation supports programs that enrich the lives of children throughout the United States. Programs such as the Kevin Harvick Athletic Scholarship Fund at California State University, Bakersfield and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, a camper cabin at Victory Junction Gang Camp, Baptist Children’s Homes of NC, Boys & Girls Clubs and Kevin’s Krew are aimed at not only improving the quality of life of underprivileged youth in the short term, but to also realize and pursue their dreams in life.[3] The annual "Happy's Classic Golf Tournament", held in Kevin's native Bakersfield, California,[9] and the Kevin Harvick Foundation Pro-Am golf event in Greensboro, North Carolina[10] help fund the foundations activities.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://twitter.com/#!/DeLanaHarvick/statuses/128138678513041409
  2. ^ "Harvick sheds owner label to keep focus on winning first Cup title". CNN. 23 November 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "About Kevin Harvick Foundation". Harvick Foundation website. 2012. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.kevinharvickinc.com/index.php/company/delana-harvick/
  5. ^ "Kevin Harvick Biography". JockBio.com website. 2009. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Kevin Harvik biography". official website KevinHarvick.com. 2012. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "For Harvick-Logano feud, where there's smoke, there's fire(suit)". USA Today. 7 June 2010. 
  8. ^ "Kevin, DeLana Harvick become first-time parents". USA Today newspaper website. 8 July 2012. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  9. ^ "Kevin Harvick hosts successful Third Annual Happys Classic Golf Tournament". Paddock Talk.com. 9 November 2012. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  10. ^ "Kevin Harvick Foundation Pro-Am kicks off Wyndham Championship week". WGHP-TV website. 13 August 2012. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 

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