Four reasons it’s great to be a Kevin Harvick fan
By Steve Luvender | Saturday, December 8, 2018
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Happy birthday to Happy Harvick.
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In celebration of Kevin Harvick's 43rd birthday, we assembled our four favorite reasons it's great to cheer for the No. 4.
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Now, here's the problem. Kevin Harvick has had a legendary career that spans over 20 years and 1,115 races across the three NASCAR national series entering the 2019 season.
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While Kevin Harvick's start in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series came amidst some bleak circumstances, his first victory -- in just his third start -- was incredible. Harvick edged Jeff Gordon in a photo-finish thriller, then celebrated with a smoke-filled burnout on the frontstretch -- a celebration that many credit with Harvick for popularizing in the early 2000s.
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Kevin Harvick's feat of scoring 106 victories across all three NASCAR national series -- including 45 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series -- places him tied for third all-time.
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His impromptu selfie with a young fan after winning the Texas Motor Speedway playoff race was a memorable moment.
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The Harvick family is a lot of fun, especially when Keelan gets involved in victory celebrations — or DeLana famously "wearing the fire suit in the family."
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POINTS DEDUCTION: On second thought, "The Closer" Kevin Harvick has too many nicknames. "Mr. Where Did He Come From?" may not have created monikers like "The Cactus King" himself, but we're taking a point away. Sorry, Harv, if doing so doesn't make you Happy.
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He's going to be racing a fun Busch paint scheme in 2019, assuming his sponsor follows through on its promise.
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It's hard to choose only four things to love about the birthday boy, Kevin Harvick. He should have a higher car number.