Harvick to shutter Trucks Series team

Kevin Harvick Inc. plans to close its Trucks Series program and looks to sell its 70,000-square-foot shop in North Carolina.

Team owner Kevin Harvick had announced this week he was moving his Nationwide Series teams over to Richard Childress Racing. The two cars will run out of the RCR shop beginning next season.

He confirmed Friday he'll shutter the rest of KHI's racing program and the company will focus in the future on Harvick's personal business and brand. Harvick listed a variety of reasons for his decision, pinning most of it on business decisions and his desire to win a Sprint Cup championship.

KHI fielded its first truck in 2002 and won 39 races and two championships in 343 entries. The first Nationwide car was fielded in 2004, and KHI won 10 races in 347 entries.