Kevin Wins #1 My favorite Race: Sprint Cup Race Atlanta 2001

Posted on: November 29, 2013 by: leftturns190

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Harvick on his Victory Lap honoring Dale

Harvick on his Victory Lap honoring Dale

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In his 3rd race as a Cup driver, Kevin Harvick edges out Jeff Gordon by inches and wins at Atlanta Motor Speedway.  Kevin’s first win, some say it was also Dale’s last.

Even though I was already a fan of Kevin from the Busch series, a lot of us Dale fans were very on guard about Dale’s seat being filled by someone else. Someone coming in and not showing showing proper respect, or trying to pretend he was Dale II was just not going to be tolerated. Well Richard picked the perfect man for the ride. Like Dale, Kevin is his own man and he didn’t try to be anyone but Kevin Harvick. The respect he showed, in so many subtle ways that most other drivers I just don’t feel would even understand, made me a fan for life – not as Dale’s replacement, but for who he is as a driver and a man. Kevin Harvick is a driver you can be proud of on and off the track, and I think this video shows the best of both.

Randy ~ AKA LeftTurns190

 

 

2 comments
leftturns190
leftturns190

Same here. I watch this video once a month probably. lol I'll have to load up the emoticons from the other site. ;)