Source: Bud to sponsor Kevin Harvick

Updated: August 15, 2010, 4:38 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Budweiser will be named the primary sponsor for Sprint Cup points leader Kevin Harvick beginning in 2011, a NASCAR source said Sunday.

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Richard Childress Racing has scheduled a Tuesday, 10 a.m. ET news conference for a "major announcement regarding the 2011 season and beyond.''

RCR officials would not comment on what the announcement will be.

Harvick has been looking for a sponsor since Shell Pennzoil announced earlier this year it would move to Kurt Busch's car at Penske Racing in 2011.

Budweiser will move from Kasey Kahne and the No. 9 car at Richard Petty Motorsports to RCR's No. 29.

David Newton covers NASCAR for ESPN.com. He can be reached at dnewtonespn@aol.com.

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