Defending Glen and Daytona 500 Champ Exchanges Gear with Defensive Tackle
Kevin Harvick driver of the No. 29 Shell NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series car and defending 2006 champion at Watkins Glen International, made a stop at St. John Fisher College, in Pittsford, NY today to take in the sights of the Buffalo Bills Training Camp and meet one of his 'biggest' fans. The 2007 Daytona 500 winner was in town promoting the upcoming Centurion Boats at The Glen, taking place at Watkins Glen International, August 9-12.
While Harvick visited training camp, he exchanged a signed crew shirt for an autographed Bills Helmet from starting Defensive Tackle, Tim Anderson. Anderson is 6-foot-3, 328 pounds and is not only a large player, but a huge NASCAR Fan.
"This is a real honor," stated Anderson several times during the exchange. Anderson explained to Harvick that he had purchased a signed crew shirt during a charity auction a few years ago, but that meeting him in person was the true privilege.
Kevin is also looking forward to coming back to The Glen to defend his title during the Centurion Boats at The Glen in a couple of weeks.
"We've been able to win on the superspeedways, to win on the short tracks, and the intermediate tracks and to win on a road course is something, as a driver, you take a lot of pride in do be able to succeed at it," said Harvick. "Our races are so hard to win, you have to put yourself in position first and be competitive, and you have to do everything right on a particular day because if you don't somebody else is going to. So you want to be successful. We were good at Sears Point and we want to be good when we come back here."
Don't miss the action at one of New York State's largest weekend spectator sporting events returning August 9-12 with the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series taking center stage on Sunday in the much-anticipated Centurion Boats at The Glen. The NASCAR Busch Series is back for a third straight year to compete in the Zippo 200 on Saturday and the stars of the Rolex Sports Car Series take to the track on Friday night. Weekend tickets start at only $80 and can be purchased by calling 866-461-RACE, stopping by The Shop, located at 2 North Franklin Street in downtown Watkins Glen, NY or at the WGI ticket office located on the old Bronson Hill Road off of County Rte. 16. A complete weekend schedule can be found on www.TheGlen.com.