Kevin Harvick joins CNBC’s Street Signs as part of NYC “Champion’s Tour” (VIDEO)

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Today, newly-crowned NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick is making the rounds in New York with stops at multiple media outlets.

One of those stops on his “Champion’s Tour” was CNBC’s Street Signs. As you’d expect on a business-centric show, Harvick was asked how the championship can be a boon for his personal brand and for his stable of big name sponsors that’s headlined by beer giant Budweiser.

“I think when you look at winning the championship, obviously, I think there’s a lot of upside potential to where we take my brand personally, where Budweiser, Jimmy John’s, and Outback [Steakhouse] take their brands, and how they use the championship going forward,” he said.

“There’s a lot of opportunity to capitalize on a moment that we’re all really proud of and hopefully, as we move forward – you can imagine the planning and early stages of everything is going on right now, so it’ll be interesting to see it develop.

“For me, it’s one of the parts that’s the most fun, having owned several race teams in the past and having the sponsorships go in and out of the sport. It’s an exciting time for us as a team and for me, personally.”

Earlier in the day, Harvick joined Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan on their “Live! With Kelly and Michael” show, visited the Empire State Buillding, and also took part in interviews for SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

Harvick has been busy online as well. In a chat on Reddit, Harvick disclosed that he and his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing team went through 80 cases of beer after their victory Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Talk about the ultimate Happy Hour.

Additionally, he declared on his Twitter account that since he had been answering a lot of questions since his title triumph, he would begin to ask questions of his followers himself – a group that included some of his fans as well as Dale Earnhardt Jr., team owner Tony Stewart, and country music star Jake Owen (who was a guest of Harvick’s on Sunday).

Harvick will cap his duties this evening with an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman.

Zach Veach splits with Andretti Autosport for rest of IndyCar season

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Zach Veach will be leaving his Andretti Autosport ride with three races remaining in the season, choosing to explore options after the decision was made he wouldn’t return for 2021.

In a Wednesday release, Andretti Autosport said a replacement driver for the No. 26 Dallara-Honda would be named in the coming days. The NTT IndyCar Series will race Oct. 2-3 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course and then conclude the season Oct. 25 on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida.

Veach was ranked 11th in the points standings through 11 races of his third season with Andretti. Since a fourth in the June 6 season opener at Texas Motor Speedway, he hadn’t finished higher than 14th.

“The decision was made that I will not be returning in 2021 with Andretti Autosport in the No. 26 Gainbridge car,” Veach said in the Andretti release. “This, along with knowing that limited testing exists for teams due to COVID, have led me to the decision to step out of the car for the remainder of the 2020 IndyCar season. I am doing this to allow the team to have time with other drivers as they prepare for 2021, and so that I can also explore my own 2021 options.

“This is the hardest decision I have ever made, but to me, racing is about family, and it is my belief that you take care of your family. Andretti Autosport is my family and I feel this is what is best to help us all reach the next step. I will forever be grateful to Michael and the team for all of their support over the years. I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for a relationship that started many years ago with Road to Indy. I will also be forever grateful to Dan Towriss for his friendship and for the opportunity he and Gainbridge have given me.

“My love for this sport and the people involved is unmeasurable, and I look forward to continuing to be amongst the racing world and fans in 2021.”

Said team owner Michael Andretti: “We first welcomed Zach to the Andretti team back in his USF2000 days and have enjoyed watching him grow and evolve as a racer, and a person. His decision to allow us to use the last few races to explore our 2021 options shows the measure of his character.

“Zach has always placed team and family first, and we’re very happy to have had him as part of ours for so many years. We wish him the best in whatever 2021 may bring and will always consider him a friend.”

Andretti fields five full-time cars for Veach, Alexander Rossi, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Marco Andretti and Colton Herta.

It also has fielded James Hinchcliffe in three races this season.