NASCAR racer Kevin Harvick is set to debut a new “Grave Digger” paint scheme for his upcoming Nashville, Tennessee race on Father’s Day (June 20th). Harvick’s team Stewart-Haas Racing unveiled the scheme on Twitter.
“We’re getting MONSTER vibes from this scheme!” Harvick’s team tweets. Sponsor Monster Jam also shares, “Now THAT, is Bad To The Bone. Let’s go racing.”
Kevin Harvick fans also took to the social media platform to share their thoughts about the scheme. “That’s one of the coolest cars I’ve ever seen,” one fan shares. Another then tweets, “So sick! I love this paint scheme!”
While sharing more details about the scheme. “It’s THE monster truck. Loud noises, big engines, big wheels, big tires, fast race cars, and to have that be a surprise,” Harvick shares with Forbes. “It’s surprising to me because of the fact that it’s with Grave Digger and everything, the history, that goes with that truck.”
Steward-Hass Racing also reveals that Harvick’s almost 9-year-old son Keelan organized the “Father’s Day surprise.” “[Keelan Harvick] brought out all the stops with the [Monster Jaw] crew for Father’s Day. WOAH.”
Harvick also spoke about his son by stating, “For Keelan and I, racing is a legacy, you pass it on from one generation to the next. And the same thing has happened with Grave Digger and the drivers of that truck. What we do, you see generations of families that have had their fathers, their sons, and their sons move on through the ranks of racing. It’s something that you grow up around and are a part of.”
Kevin Harvick’s NASCAR Racing Career
Kevin Harvick is nicknamed “The Closer” and “Happy Harvick.” He has been racing since the early 1990s and competed full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series as No. 4 Ford Mustang for Steward-Haas Racing. Harvick is also competing part-time for the NASCAR Xfinity Series as No. 5 Ford Mustang For B.J. McLeod Motorsports, and part-time for NASCAR Camping World Truck Series as No. 17 Ford F-150 for David Gilliland Racing.
Harvick notably is the 2014 NACAR Cup Series Champion and the 2001 as well as 2006 Xfinity Series Champion. Kevin also won the Daytona 500 in 2007. He currently holds the all-time record for Cup Series wins at the Phoenix Raceway, with a total of nine wins. Harvick also has a total of 119 combined national series wins, which currently rank him third all-time NASCAR history, behind Richard Petty and Kyle Busch.
The racer also has 58 Cup wins, the ninth most in series history, and is the second longest-tenured active driver in the Cup series in terms of career starts, behind Busch. He is the former owner of Kevin Harvick Inc., which was a race team that field cars in the Xfinity Series from 2004 to 2011, as well as the Truck Series between 2001 and 2011.