Jury Is Out on Tony Stewart’s Farewell Message to Kevin Harvick

Published 01/17/2023, 11:20 AM EST
DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 10: Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Busch Beer Car2Can Ford, looks on during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

There is no denying that Kevin Harvick has had a massive presence in NASCAR over the past 23 years. During this time, he has been a part of several exhilarating as well some unsavory moments. Recently, the iconic Stewart Haas Racing driver announced that he will finally be hanging up his helmet. As a result, his fans and peers took to social media to send him well wishes for his last season.

A devoted follower of Harvick’s shared a post on social media. The post revealed a tweet about Harvick posted by his friend and team owner Tony Stewart. In the quoted tweet, Stewart wished that his friend “savor every lap this season…compete like hell, and…take it all in.” Stewart further wrote, “He’s made all of us @StewartHaasRcng incredibly proud and we want to make his last season his best season.” Soon enough, the jury was out as fans commented on Stewart’s farewell message for the 2014 Cup Series Champion.

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NASCAR fans react as Kevin Harvick enters his final year in the sport

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The fans called Harvick a “Great competitor” as well as wished him the “best of luck” for the season. They also championed him on his mid-career move from “RCR” and going on to drive for “Smoke.” A few more people mentioned how they would miss Kevin racing!” Furthermore, people also called Tony and Harvick to be “Great Athletes. Great Men!” One fan announced, “There will be no one as great as Kevin is to fill his shoes.”

Jul 3, 2022; Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick (4) during the KWIK TRIP 250 at Road America. Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY SportsSome of the comments, however, were more pedantic than celebratory. A few fans, after wishing that he has a great year, added, “He needs to show some of the young guys how a champion conducts himself.” Moreover, one fan even cheered him on by saying, “It would be great to win the Cup and retire! Go #4!.”

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After spending such a long time on the track, one of NASCAR’s greatest drivers will bid adieu to his fans. All that is left for us to do is savor the last season with Kevin Harvick—watch him as he rides into the sunset for one last year. His memories on and off the track will remain etched in our memories for years to come.

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Srijan Mandal

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Srijan Mandal is a NASCAR author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Master’s in Journalism and has been writing for his own blog as well, covering NASCAR, F1, F2, W Series, MotoGP, DTM, IndyCar, WRC, and WEC. Following motorsports for more than a decade, he has become a devout supporter of McLaren Racing, Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Bubba Wallace, Sir Lewis Hamilton, and Ayrton Senna.

Edited By: Nischal Kandpal

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