- Ryan McGee, ESPN The Magazine, NASCAR
This story appears in the Feb. 21, 2011, issue of ESPN The Magazine.
Kevin Harvick glides a right hand over the left front fender of his Chevy. He nods just a little and grins before finally looking up at the photographers who are waiting to capture the 35-year-old and his shiny new ride. Between camera flashes he shouts to them, almost rhetorically, "That black looks pretty badass, doesn't it?"
Indeed it does.
ESPN The Magazine's Ryan McGee writes that, after Dale Earnhardt's death, Kevin Harvick was a reluctant heir to the Intimidator's ride. Ten years down the road, a new paint job shows he's finally ready to roll with the legend.