Author: Jeff Gluck
Date: Sept. 16, 2016
CHICAGO — Kevin Harvick's son Keelan, age 4, doesn't know what the Chase for the Sprint Cup is. The only chase he knows, Harvick said with a laugh, "has to do with him chasing me around the kitchen."
But Keelan does know about trophies. In fact, he's become quite a trophy expert.
Harvick showed his son the trophies he got from winning last month's Bristol night race, and Keelan was impressed. One of the trophies is unusually large and depicts a big eagle on it.
"He's like, 'Dad, that is a really cool trophy,' " Harvick said. "I said, 'Check this out. They give you a sword, too.'
"He's like, 'Can I hold it?'
"I'm like, 'No, you can't.' "
The next week, Harvick brought Keelan to sit with him in the drivers meeting at Michigan International Speedway. The trophy was on display in the meeting room, and it wasn't as impressive.
"He's all jacked up, he wants to see the trophy," Harvick said. "We walk in, he looks at the trophy and he's like, 'Is that it, Dad?'
“I was like, 'Yup, that's it.'
“Note to the racetracks: It's important to have cool trophies."
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