NASCAR's Kevin Harvick finishes 7th in final race of Cup career

Kevin Harvick rides in NASCAR's 2023 season finale at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Ariz., on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023. (Special to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Daniel Peters)

AVONDALE, Ariz. — Kevin Harvick had big shoes to fill.

In 2001, Harvick replaced Dale Earnhardt, popularly known as "The Intimidator," in the NASCAR Cup Series after Earnhardt died in the last lap of the Daytona 500.