USA Today via Reuters

USA Today via Reuters

Kevin Harvick was an intense and aggressive competitor back in the day but he was also quite a funny individual. Now that he is away from the action, the veteran is tapping into his comedic side on his podcast and while he is calling races. In this day and age, it is important to be in touch with the latest social media trends and lingo. Harvick used one such word as he was calling the Cup Series race at Dover and his broadcast colleague Clint Bowyer was having none of it.

Kevin Harvick flaunts his urban dictionary vocabulary

Poll of the day

How Should NASCAR Penalize Corey Lajoie?

A Monetary Fine

Points Deduction

A Race Suspension

Penalize Busch. He Was at Fault

The word used by the former Cup Series champion was ‘yeet’ and the incident was on pit road involving Corey Heim and Tyler Reddick. The 21-year-old Truck Series star made his debut in the Cup and on his very first day, was spun around by the 23XI Racing star on pit road. It is a narrow road in front of the teams’ stalls at Dover and two cars going side by side get really close. Heim wanted to get ahead of Reddick but ended up getting spun by the more experienced racer.


Article continues below this ad

This gave Kevin Harvick the unique opportunity to use the word ‘yeet.’ “Tyler Reddick yeeted Corey Heim right out of the way right there,” he said and Clint Bowyer just could not take it. Responding to his broadcast colleague, he said, “This is getting completely out of control with you Kevin. You don’t even know what yeeted is.”


Article continues below this ad

It was mentioned earlier that now that he is retired, Kevin Harvick would probably want to switch off that competitive side, but it seems like ‘The Closer’ is not done just yet. Earlier on, it was revealed that the former Cup Series champion will drive for Hendrick Motorsports in the upcoming NASCAR All-Star weekend.

The Closer is set to team up with Rick Hendrick at North Wilkesboro


Amid Rumors of Austin Dillon’s Cup Series Exit, Richard Childress Brings In Another Grandson for Indianapolis

Denny Hamlin Pins Blame on NASCAR’s Massive Oversight for Chase Elliott’s “Busted” Streak

“They’re Not Cr*p”: Dale Earnhardt Jr Discloses Richard Childress and Co’s Major Flaw Holding Them Back

Denny Hamlin Claims Bubba Wallace and 23XI Racing Left Behind by Toyota Spearheads Amid a ‘Must-Win’ Scenario Waiting to Unfold

“You’re a Complete Moron” – Dale Earnhardt Jr. Loses His Temper at NASCAR’s Inconsistency as Bubba Wallace and Others Suffer

It is possible that he won’t be a part of the main race as he will be the standby driver for Kyle Larson if he does not make it back in time from the Indy 500 qualifying. However, Kevin Harvick will definitely drive the #5 car in the practice session on Friday, May 17 and we might get to see the former champion in action during a heat race on May 18. And we are sure that some fans might want that.


Article continues below this ad

Harvick eagerly agreed to Rick Hendrick‘s request. The two working together must have been a dream scenario for a lot of fans and they will finally get to see how it plays out. “When Rick (Hendrick) called a couple of days ago and said, ‘Hey, I need a favor.’ I know when the conversation starts like that usually you have to say yes. It’s going to be fun. I appreciate you guys calling,” Harvick said as per Jayski.

How will the 2014 NASCAR Cup Series champion perform in the highly competitive #5 Hendrick Motorsports car at the North Wilkesboro Speedway? Let us know your thoughts.