Mobil 1™ motor oil helps reduce engine friction in Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) race cars, which means fewer pit stops and less engine wear. During a 500-mile NASCAR race, it all adds up to real lap-time performance. Meet the talented team of SHR drivers – led by NASCAR Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick – competing for a title this year.
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Birth: December 8, 1975
Titles: 2014 (NASCAR Cup Series championship)
With more than 40 career NASCAR Cup Series victories, including wins in the prestigious Daytona 500, Coca-Cola 600, Southern 500 and Brickyard 400, Kevin Harvick is a thoroughbred NASCAR driver. Earning his first NASCAR Cup Series Championship in 2014 and a second-place finish in 2015, Harvick provides podium-topping talent and experience to the SHR team.
"Any advantage you can get in qualifying is definitely going to be a benefit. I feel like [SHR has] an advantage with Mobil 1 lubricant technology."
– Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 car
Birth: March 14, 1984
Aric Almirola’s seventh full season in the NASCAR Cup Series is his first with SHR. Despite having a new home in 2018 and a new ride – the No. 10 car – it comes with some familiar faces, notably team co-owner Tony Stewart and crew chief John Klausmeier. Almirola’s transition to SHR takes place after six seasons wheeling the iconic No. 43 car for Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM). In his time with RPM, Almirola won the 2014 Coke Zero 400. He also won a pole and earned more than 10 top-five finishes.
Birth: May 30, 1979
Bowyer began his racing career on dirt, racing motocross in 1985 and racking up more than 200 victories and several championships. He transitioned effortlessly to stock cars in the mid-1990s, winning at every stop on his upward climb to the NASCAR Cup Series. Bowyer won the 2008 NASCAR XFINITY Series title and finished second in the 2012 NASCAR Cup Series championship. He has more than five career NASCAR Cup Series wins, and 2017 marked his first season with SHR, where he replaced future NASCAR Hall of Famer Tony Stewart in the No. 14 car.
Birth: August 4, 1978
Titles: 2004 (NASCAR® Cup Series championship)
Desire, versatility and raw, natural talent are attributes Kurt Busch has used throughout his career to win the 2004 NASCAR Cup Series championship and claim more than 25 NASCAR Cup Series wins, including the 2017 Daytona 500. Revered as a driver who is highly technical and demands the best from his team, Busch is known for raising the bar for everyone around him.