Kevin Harvick's NASCAR Sprint Cup team recently took a detour to take in aspects of other sports. The Richard Childress Racing team headed to Colorado Springs, Colo., and the U.S. Olympic Complex. Here, team car chief Chad Haney tries out the Wattbike as USOC High Performance Director Scott Schnitzspahn explains how the computer-based system allows coaches to monitor athletes cycling mechanics in an effort to improve their efficiency.
Walk it off
Mike Brill, mechanic on Kevin Harvick's team, tries out the Alter-G treadmill, which unweights athletes, essentially altering gravity so the runner experiences lower impact forces. The tool is used in the rehabilitation of athletes recovering from lower body injuries.
Not foiled yet!
Kevin Harvick's team members learn the basics of fencing while on the visit.
Kevin Harvick's team with fencing instructors Dennis Bowsher, Jimmy Moody and Andras Horanyi at the Olympic center.
What a moment
Members of Kevin Harvick's team pose in front of the Team USA Olympic rings following their visit to the U.S. Olympic Complex in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Prpoerly attired members of Kevin Harvick's team stop for a photo in front of the Team USA Olympic rings at the end of their visit to the U.S. Olympic Complex in Colorado Springs, Colo.