Monday, October 28, 2013


"Keelan Harvick stands in father Kevin Harvick's #29 Budweiser Chevrolet on the grid during pre-race ceremonies for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on September 29, 2013 in Dover, Delaware."

During pre-race ceremonies there is a lot going on.

As a photographer covering the grid, typically I am assigned to a certain driver, but that doesn't mean I am not looking for as many moments as I can nearby.

During the Dover race, I was stationed with driver Martin Truex Jr., yet every time someone walked by one of his competitor's cars - in this case Kevin Harvick's car - everyone peered inside the cockpit.

Like everyone else, I had to find out what was catching their attention. As I walked up I wasn't sure what I'd see and was expecting some sort of gag placed inside by his crew.

To my surprise, it was his son, Keelan, playing in his own world. Standing, not sitting, he tried to turn the wheel and pull whatever levers he could reach.

A contrasting moment that when he was replaced by his father, it went from play time to race time.


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