Harvick on placing his Dover trophy in his son’s playroom: “We’ll have to go hose it off first because it smells like beer. It’s always strange trying to explain to people why his playroom smells like beer.”
Kevin Harvick swept Dover with the stage 1 win, stage 2 win and stage 3 win. It was his 4th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win of the 2018 season. With his efforts comes a pretty unique trophy.
It’s a miniature Miles the Monster is presented in trophy form. Unlike the race track, the trophy isn’t solid concrete, despite it’s appearance.
This isn’t the first Dover International Speedway trophy for Harvick. Previously, he won the October 4th, 2015 race. However, that trophy was broken by his son, Keelan.
“Miles is pretty popular. As you can imagine, with the kids,” Kevin Harvick explains from the media center.
“The first one that we won, we took home and put it in his playroom. I said, ‘You can keep it in your playroom.’ ”
“The first day, I came home and he had the arm broke in half.
“When I talked to him after the race, he said, ‘Dad, you bringing that trophy home?’ I said, ‘I’m bringing it home but do not break the arm off of this one.’ ”
“I have no idea how he broke it. But, it is hollow. So, he must have landed on it or hit something with it.”
Where are you going to put this one so he doesn’t break it?
“Oh, he can break it. It’s fine. We’ll put it in the same spot, in the playroom for awhile.”
“We’ll have to go hose it off first because it smells like beer. It’s always strange trying to explain to people why his playroom smells like beer.”
“We’ll clean it up and put it in his playroom. We glued the other one, it’s fine.”