Harvick Foundation Gives Kids’ Dreams The Green Flag

April 01, 2012

Martinsville, Va. -- With NASCAR Camping World trucks and Sprint Cup cars on the track Saturday, most of the attention at Martinsville Speedway was focused on the half-mile bullring.

But just above the racing surface, in a suite at the speedway, more than two dozen local children were getting their first taste of NASCAR -- and another affirmation that someone is in their corner.

The children, who are from Kernersville and members of a non-profit group called Impact Triad, were at the track as part of The Kevin Harvick Foundation's "Kevin's Krew" event. They sat in a suite, got to watch the trucks and cars race around one of NASCAR's oldest tracks and were able to spend a few minutes hanging out with DeLana Harvick.
Kevin Harvick wasn't able to meet with the children one-on-one due to his participation in the day's truck series and Sprint Cup events.

"It means a lot," DeLana Harvick said of the opportunity to bring the kids to the track. "It's really important for Kevin and I."

DeLana Harvick is a Kernersville native, which gave the day added meaning. "To have the kids from Kernersville [here], that's pretty special to me," she said.

Impact Triad calls itself a community-based group that reaches out to at-risk children to ensure their academic success. The Kevin Harvick Foundation says it works to support programs that positively enrich the lives of children across the country.

During their time at the track, the children heard speakers encourage them to chase their dreams -- and the Harvick Foundation offered one student a scholarship.

Story Courtesy of Philip Jones - WFMY News 2