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From being in rival teams to owning a series together, Dale Earnhardt Jr and Kevin Harvick have come a long way. A testament to that relationship was given by Dale Earnhardt Jr every single time he talked about Kevin Harvick on his podcast. However, recently the 48-year-old Harvick gave Junior something extraordinary, that the latter himself said he would cherish for the rest of his life.

Kevin Harvick sent a thoughtful gift to Dale Earnhardt Jr ahead of Christmas. It was to show his appreciation to the people in his life who helped him along his NASCAR journey, and Dale Earnhardt Jr recently let the world in on it.

Dale Earnhardt Jr is thankful to be on the list of Kevin Harvick’s favorites

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As the holiday season was kicking off, Kevin Harvick, fresh off the track, decided to send out a piece of his final season to a select few. And guess what? Dale Jr was one of the lucky ones. He shared the news in a tweet, complete with a photo of the special gift.

The tweet showed off the steering wheel Harvick used at Talladega – the very race where Harvick was on the brink of victory before his car failed the post-race inspection. Dale Jr’s tweet was brimming with excitement: “Got home and opened a box in the mail from @KevinHarvick. It’s his race used wheel from @TALLADEGA this year. How damn cool is this? I guess several folks got a wheel from Kevin this year. I was thankful to be one of them.”

The photo showcased the wheel, marked with ‘4ever’ at its center, ‘800 starts’ on the left, ‘Talladega’ on the right, and Kevin Harvick’s name in gold on a white background. Naturally, this makes one wonder who else got such a cool piece of racing history. For that, we might have to keep our eyes peeled on social media!

 

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But it’s obvious that choosing Dale Jr might have been a no-brainer, given the long-standing connection between him and Harvick on the track. And speaking of their close bond, Harvick even hinted at a track where he’d love to race alongside Dale Jr one day. The camaraderie between these two racing icons is something special, isn’t it?

The former SHR driver has a particular track in mind where he’d love to race alongside Dale Earnhardt Jr

When asked about which track from the early season races he’d like to take a spin on, Harvick didn’t pin down just one. There are plenty of great tracks out there, after all. But he did share that these days, he’s more into the teaching and learning side of racing rather than just being behind the wheel.

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That being said, Harvick also mentioned how he had a blast driving around Florence Motor Speedway with his son. And it turns out, he wouldn’t mind going head-to-head with Dale Jr on that very track. “I’ve driven some laps around Florence in the legend car with Keelan and that was pretty enjoyable. I know how much Dale likes to race at Florence, so maybe it’d be fun for us both to race there,” Harvick mused. Sounds like it could be a pretty epic showdown, doesn’t it?