(AP Photo/Terry Renna)
(AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Kevin Harvick is the new NASCAR Sprint Cup series champion. It's his first title in the premier racing league, but also his first year racing for a new owner, which the champion says helped motivate him to try for the title.

FOX News Radio's Eben Brown reports from Homestead, Florida. 

Kevin Harvick's having a good time...

(AP Photo/Terry Renna)
(AP Photo/Terry Renna)

(Harvick) "I don't think I've been happier my whole life than I have been this year."

Finally wining his long-sought after NASCAR Cup series trophy. He says his crew team and his new boss, fellow racer Tony Stewart, helped re-motivate him after many years of having to say "almost."

(AP Photo/Darryl Graham)
(AP Photo/Darryl Graham)

(Harvick) "Coming here, you obviously were in the race, but I don't think that you really felt like you had a chance just because you were behind in the points, and for me that was really what it was all about. I just wasn't excited about going to work."

At Homestead-Miami Speedway, Eben Brown, FOX News Radio. 

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