Thursday, May 4, 2017

Kevin Harvick fans: Happy to cheer for Happy Harvick

Much can be said about Kevin Harvick, from a beautiful wife, to a son who likes to cheer for any driver but his daddy, Harvick is a fun driver to follow on social media as well as to watch on track come Race Day! It comes as no surprise that Harvick has many fans, but ho is number one? Let's find out today! I have gathered 5 of his biggest fans from Facebook and Twitter. First you will meet them and then they will participate in a trivia quiz to determine his number one fan! I have included my questions for the interview with Aric Pelt.

Tell me a little about yourself. Age State you live in, NASCAR races you attend. How long you have been a NASCAR fan and also how long you have cheered for Kevin Harvick . 
Aric Pelt 41, NC, Not really sure what drew me to Harvick, was always Team Chevy, he raced for RCR and I guess it was a perfect storm of circumstances that eventually found me pulling for him.

Have you ever met Harvick? What did you talk to him about and what was your impression of him? 
Have met him a couple times, most memorable conversation was around his 2012 Martinsville Spring Scheme. Prohibition Ends was the theme and he said he and the team had a great time with that promotion. 

Do you have any memorabilia or Harvick related tattoos that help you stand out from other fans? You may also share a story if you wish to. 
 I have several items, I guess favorite would be his 2007 Daytona win 1/24 diecast. Was able to get him to sign it one of the times I met him. 

What is special about Harvick that made you into a fan?
He just seemed to be a good driver that was capable of good things on the track. He was also part of NASCAR's attempt at a reality show in the early 2000's. 

Why should newcomers to the sport become Harvick fans?
He is a very fan friendly Driver. He offers fans meet and greet options at tracks on the schedule.

And finally if you could tell Harvick one thing what would it be? 
If you're if you're gonna call out your teammates for mistakes, man up and own you're own mistakes when they happen.

Kevin Sharp with Kevin Harvick and his car
Kevin Sharp: I'm 51 from =rlington, TX.. I'm originally from Southern California. I've been a NASCAR fan for decades. Originally I was a Dale Earnhardt fan and became a Harvick fan after Dale passed away when he took over the 3 car. I'm a perennial season ticket holder at Texas Motor Speedway. Also, I usually make at least one race out of town per year. This year I'm going to New 
Hampshire, last year I went to Darlington, and next year Las Vegas. I've been to Daytona a few times and Talladega, as well as Watkins Glen. I have met Kevin a few times as part of the Kevin Harvick Fan Club meet and greets at Texas Motor Speedway. I always seem to end up asking him about how the car is and he feels about his chances for that particular race, lol. 
Anyway, I'm a huge fan, and I think I'm the #1 Harvick fan. I would like him to know that it would be an all time great sports moment for me to see him win a race in person.

Harley Gray: I'm a HUGE Harvick fan and I run a Facebook group called The Harvick Zone.I'm 16. I live in Indiana. The first race I ever attended was the 2016 Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway... I plan on attending Kentucky again this year.
Harley Gray is proof that the next generation still has
 much love for NASCAR!  He is pictured with his mom in the middle picture
I've been a halfway NASCAR fan since 2005-6, I was so little that I didn't know much about it, I became a diehard fan at the end of the 2010 season when I picked Harvick as my driver since he was the underdog for the championship, and I've stuck with him ever since, I've never met him, I probably would have if we could afford to attend more races.
As for memorabilia I have quite a bit of stuff, I can include some pictures if you want them
The big thing that attracted me to Harvick was that he had to take over for Dale Earnhardt, that was a huge undertaking, so I knew he needed to be pretty good. Something else that I love about Harv is he is a no-nonsense kind of guy... If you do something to him there will be payback of some sort.
Newcomers should be Harvick fans, because he is a proven champion, that has a history, and a future in the sport.
I have run The Harvick Zone since August 2016, that's the only thing that I could add


Cory Kutina:
I'm 33 from Minnesota. I've been a NASCAR fan as long as can remember. My grandpa raced Daytona when it was still on the beach, so I grew up to stories about racing. I was a Dale Earnhardt Sr fan, and became a Harvick fan the day he was announced to be taking over his car. I have met him a few times at races and other sponsor appearances. He seemed very down to earth and grateful for the support. I have a few autographed die casts and hats and a number of other memorabilia. I'm at work now so I'll take pictures tomorrow morning to send you. What's special about Harvick to me is he took over a ride under extremely stressful circumstances and performed better than anyone could expect. In his early years he didn't take any shit from anyone, and despite calming down some, he still doesn't to a point. People should become Harvick fans because you will never get less than 100% from him, he's very passionate about what he does. He is comfortable being who he is without worrying about what others think of him for it. If I could say something to Harvick, I'd keep it simple and say go get championship number 2.


I'm Michael Alexander Loomis, 21, North Carolina I have been to Bristol Charlotte ,Dover,and also been Kansas I started watching NASCAR at a early age of 3 with my dad and grandma. I've

 been a Harvick fan from the day dale died. I met Harvick at RCR which is in front of my dads house.
My impression of him was great he took the time out of the day to sign and take pictures with me and the whole family my and i met him at Bristol spring race 2012 memorabilia of Harvick I have pretty much all of the die cast Harvick cars I'm missing a few but most are signed by Harvick I plan to get a Harvick tattoo in a few weeks I think any newcomer of NASCAR should be a Harvick fan because Harvick is probably pretty much one the hardest drivers on the track week in and week out and he's also one of the funniest drivers around a great person with the fans if I could tell Harvick one thing I would tell him just keep doing what your doing you'll have more championships soon buddy 

Kevin Smith has a very nice NASCAR collection.
 I especially love the Kiss car!


Kevin Harvick Trivia

1. What is Kevin Harvick's full name? When and where was he born?

AP: 
Kevin Michael Harvick, Bakersfield, CA Dec 1975


KS: Kevin Michael Harvick, Bakersfield, Ca 75


HG: Kevin Michael Harvick Born in Bakersfield California 1975

CK:
Kevin Michael Harvick Bakersfield California 1975


2. Kevin Harvick's parents bought him his first go cart for what childhood accomplishment?


AP: Graduating Kindergarten


KS: ? I'm gonna guess and say good grades. X

HG: 
He got his first go cart for graduating kindergarten

CK: Kindergarten graduation


3. Kevin Harvick wasn't just a race car driver, What sport other than racing did he participate in during high school?

AP: Wrestling


KS: Wrestling

HG: 
He was also a wrestler

CK: 
Wrestling

4. What year did Kevin Harvick win his Winston West title?
AP: 1998


KS: 98

HG: 
Winston west title was 1997... I think X

CK: 
1997 X

5. In 1995 Kevin Harvick made his first truck start, what track dd he do this at?

AP: California is all I can remember X


KS: Mesa Marin


HG: Mesa Marin was the truck race


CK: Mesa marin

6. What series helped Harvick gain national recognition in 1997/1998?
AP: Winston West


KS: K&N Winston West

HG: 
I wanna say it was the Winston west that gave him national recognition... 

CK: 
Nascar Grand National division, West Division

7. Kevin Harvick made his first Xfinty cup race in 1999 at what race track?

AP: The Rock

KS: Rockingham

HG: 
First xfinity start... I have no idea X 

CK:
 Rockingham


8. Harvick would go on to win the NASCAR Busch Series Rookie of the Year in 2000 with 3 wins, 8 top-five finishes and 16 top-tens as well as a third-place points finish. But he failed to qualify at what track that season?

AP: ????? X

KS:  Rockingham

HG: 
Ah... Daytona?... I can't remember X

CK: Also 
 Rockingham 

9. What driver did Kevin Harvick beat for his first win in 2001?

AP: Jeff Gordon


KS: Jeff Gordon

HG:
Beat Jeff Gordon at Atlanta

CK: 
Jeff Gordon at Atlanta 

10. What track does Kevin Harvick hold the record for the most wins at? Bonus for number of wins?
AP: Phoenix


KS: Phoenix, 8 +1

HG: 
Phoenix... 8 wins +1

CK: 
Phoenix 9 wins

bonus 1. Name two other race car drivers from Kevin's hometown?
AP: Ron Hornaday and Casey Mears  (Ron was born in Palmdale, CA)

KS: Rick and Casey Mears Rick Mears was actually born in Kansas City and moved to Bakersfield at 5 years old but I did say FROM not born and since Rick claims Bakerersfield as home, I am counting it!)

HG: 
Two drivers from Bakersfield... Ryan Reed and Casey Mears 

CK: 
Jimmie Johnson and Robby Gordon (Jimmie was born in El Cajon and Robby Gordon was born in Cerritos, CA)

bonus 2. Who has Kevin Harvick stated is his 2 main racing heroes?
AP: Rick Mears and Dale Earnhardt 


KS: Rick Mears and Dale Earnhardt 

HG: 
2 racing heroes... Rick Mears and Dale Earnhardt 

CK: 
Rick Mears and Jeff Gordon 

Final results
AP:  total 11
KS:  total 12
HG: total 12
CK:  total 9 1/2
Harvick Trivia

1. What is Kevin Harvick's full name? When and where was he born?

2. Kevin Harvick's parents bought him his first go cart for what childhood accomplishment?

3. Kevin Harvick wasn't just a race car driver, What sport other than racing did he participate in during high school?

4. What year did Kevin Harvick win his Winston West title?

5. In 1995 Kevin Harvick made his first truck start, what track dd he do this at? 

6.  What series helped Harvick gain national recognition in 1997/1998?

7. Kevin Harvick made his first Xfinty cup race in 1999 at what race track?

8. Harvick would go on to win the NASCAR Busch Series Rookie of the Year in 2000 with 3 wins, 8 top-five finishes and 16 top-tens as well as a third-place points finish. But he failed to qualify at what track that season?

9. What driver did Kevin Harvick beat for his first win in 2001?

10. What track does Kevin Harvick hold the record for the most wins at? How many wins does he have?

bonus 1. Name two other race car drivers from Kevin's hometown

bonus 2. Who has Kevin Harvick stated is his 2 main racing heroes?

And our winners are Kevin Sharp and  Harley Gray!! Congratulations! Fast Lane Race news is proud to name you Kevin Harvick's #1 fan!!

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Answers

1 What is Kevin Harvick's full name? When and where was he born?
Kevin Michael Harvick December 8, 1975 Bakersfield California



2 Kevin Harvick's parents bought him his first go cart for what childhood accomplishment?
Kindergarten Graduation


3 Kevin Harvick wasn't just a race car driver, What sport other than racing did he participate in during high school?
Wrestling


4 What year did Kevin Harvick win his Winston West title?
1998


5 In 1995 Kevin Harvick made his first truck start, what track dd he do this at?
Mesa Marin Raceway


6 What series helped Harvick gain national recognition in 1997/1998?
ESPN 's NASCAR Winter Heat

7 Kevin Harvick made his first Xfinty cup race in 1999 at what race track?
Rockingham


8 Harvick would go on to win the NASCAR Busch Series Rookie of the Year in 2001 with 3 wins, 8 top-five finishes and 16 top-tens as well as a third-place points finish. But he failed to qualify at what track that season?
Rockingham


9 What driver did Kevin Harvick beat for his first win in 2001?
Jeff Gordon

10 What track does Kevin Harvick hold the record for the most wins at? How many wins does he have?
Phoenix, 8 wins

Bonus 1 Name two other race car drivers from Kevin Harvick's hometown.
Casey Mears, Roger, Clint,  or , Rick Mears, (the Mears Gang, Ryan Reed or Bruce Sarver

Bonus 2: Who has Kevin Harvick stated is his 2 main racing heroes?
Dale Earnhart and Rick Mears








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