Kevin Harvick Plays the Proud Dad as Son Keelan Picks up Another Win to Begin 2021 Season

Published 01/10/2021, 10:21 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)


Although Kevin Harvick is still racing and in the best form of his life, his son Keelan has begun racing. Now it appears that young Keelan is living up to the phrase, ‘Like Father, Like Son’.

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At the Super Kart USA Winter Series, Harvick Jr won yet another race. He is in the karting scene, while Clint Bowyer and Kyle Busch‘s sons are racing in another discipline.

However, there will soon come a time when young Keelan graduates from karting to a higher form of racing. It is safe to say that Kevin Harvick is training the next generation of drivers.

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Of course, it will take a very long time before he is ready for a NASCAR machine. This is in spite of the fact that the stock car series is the endgame when Keelan grows up.

Until then, the young boy just needs to steadily rise up the rankings and gain experience. Who knows, maybe there will come a day when he finds himself in a NASCAR machine, as a driver.

Kevin has given young Keelan a couple of rides during victory laps. Hopefully, there will come a time when Keelan is behind the wheel.

What does the 2021 season hold for Kevin Harvick?

In 2o20, Kevin Harvick was in the form of his life, rocketing to nine wins in the season. Truthfully speaking, he should have been the 2020 Cup Series champion, after winning in the regular season. Unfortunately, things did not work in his favor during the playoffs, and he lost out.

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PHOENIX, AZ – NOVEMBER 09: Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Busch Light Ford, stands in the garage area during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Can-Am 500 at ISM Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Now, he heads into the new season with renewed purpose and more determined. On the other side of the coin, it could be difficult to try and replicate his nine-race-winning season in 2021.

However, he will definitely try his utmost to repeat his feat and not slip up in the playoffs this time around.

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Dhruv George is a senior Formula One and NASCAR analyst for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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