Kevin Harvick won an emotional race at Atlanta Motor Speedway 18 years ago today.
After the death of Dale Earnhardt at Daytona, Richard Childress Racing placed Harvick in a white and black (opposite colors of Earnhardt) Goodwrench Chevrolet with the number No. 29 on the side.
Three races into his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career the 25-year-old went to victory lane.
Harvick, by inches. pic.twitter.com/Hq5dM1EE3j
— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) March 11, 2019
Harvick would go onto win again that season at Chicagoland. He has 45 career wins in the MENCS claiming the championship in 2014.