Keelan Harvick’s Father’s Day gift surprised both him and his dad, the Stewart-Haas Racing driver Kevin Harvick.
As the Sunday’s Cup Series race at Nashville Superspeedway falls on Father’s Day, Keelan had some surprise for his father. Having attended Monster Jams together with his father and seen Grave Digger in action, Keelan knew his father would love a gift related to the show.
“My dad has watched ‘Grave Digger’ since he was a little kid and he loves to watch him,” Keelan, 8, said. “I just thought it would be a cool gift.
“I’ve made him paper things for Father’s Day and this one I wanted to be really good.
Harvick’s car will have the iconic artwork of the Grave Digger Monster Jam truck for the upcoming race. When the family visited the Stewart-Haas Racing shop, they were surprised that a real ‘Grave Digger’ Monster truck was in the SHR parking lot, waiting for them.
“I didn’t know the real Monster truck was going to be there. That was cool,” Keelan said.
Keelan said his dad was “big-time surprised,” with the presence of the truck. Harvick added that his son being involved in such a surprise took him off guard.
“It’s the monster truck. Loud noises, big engines, big wheels, big tires, fast race cars, and to have that be a surprise, it’s surprising to me because of the fact that it’s with ‘Grave Digger’ and everything, the history, that goes with that truck,” Kevin Harvick said.
“But it doesn’t surprise me that it’s something related to a car and tying it in to what we do. This one caught me off guard, though, because I had no idea that any of this was happening and, to have my 8-year-old son be able to pull that off and know more about it than I do makes me feel like I’m a little bit left out.
“So, we’re going to have to talk to somebody.”