No racing or politics for Keelan Harvick

Joe Menzer - NASCAR Wire Service Thursday, Oct 02 1885

Kevin and DeLana Harvick’s son, Keelan, who turned 2 years old in July, is becoming quite a popular character around the infield areas of various tracks he visits these days. But dad said that doesn’t mean Keelan Harvick is destined to follow in his old man’s footsteps as a driver.

“We’re going to steer him away from politics and racing, most likely,” said Harvick, who drives the No. 4 Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing. “I think having him around at the race track as we go through this stressful 10 weeks has been good for me. We’ve been pretty busy lately, so I haven’t seen him a lot at home. He’s definitely a lot of fun and keeps us grounded.”

But as for Keelan getting into racing? Not so fast, said dad.

“It’s like I tell everybody: until he’s 18, he’s going to have to find a job and a checkbook (if he wants to race),” Harvick said. “I know where the cash for the racing program would have to come from. And I think Mom’s more against it than I am, so we’re good there.”