Will Kevin Harvick end his Richard Childress Racing career to be Tony Stewart's teammate in 2014?. (Getty Images)
ESPN.com is reporting Harvick will run the 2013 season as planned in the RCR No. 29 entry and then make the jump to SHR the following campaign.
However, neither party is confirming the report.
"Stewart-Haas Racing's driver lineup is all set for 2013, but if you're talking about 2014 and if Kevin Harvick is available, that's something the team would have to look at," said SHR team spokesman Mike Arning in the ESPN.com story. "Any team in this garage would do the same. From the moment Stewart-Haas Racing was formed, becoming a four-car team is something it's been striving for. They have the infrastructure to accommodate a fourth team, and if everything aligns properly, it's something they'll do. So, if a driver the caliber of Kevin Harvick is available, it's something they would pursue."
Harvick has spent his entire Sprint Cup career at RCR and had no comment on the report of an impending move.
"I'm looking forward to finishing out this season on a strong note with RCR and continuing to build our program going into the 2013 season with the ultimate goal of winning a championship," Harvick told ESPN.com Friday at Phoenix International Raceway, when approached about his future plans. "Anything beyond that, once I know what my future plans are set I'll let you know."
Team owner Childress was not pleased about the report when asked Friday in Phoenix.
"If you want to talk about that bull … what (you) need to do is have somebody from over there to confirm it,” Childress said. “Right now, he's driving for me in '13 and we're still in '12, so I ain't even going to talk about it to nobody.”