Kevin Harvick, Tony Stewart celebrate with tandem burnouts at Bristol
After he won the rain-delayed Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, Kevin Harvick saluted his close friend and Stewart-Haas Racing boss Tony Stewart, inviting the three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion out to do tandem burnouts with him on the Bristol Motor Speedway frontstretch.
"I wanted him to go on a victory lap with me and say goodbye to all the fans one last time here at Bristol," said Harvick of Stewart. "But that was pretty cool."
It was an emotional moment for Stewart, who finished 30th in his final appearance at Bristol after having to go to the garage for repairs in the rear of his SHR Chevrolet caused by a loose wheel.
"I'm happy for these guys. This is a hard place to win", said Stewart. "There's so many things that can go wrong. All it takes one thing."
Stewart used the end of the race to let himself enjoy the end of the race.
"I told myself the last 10 laps we weren't racing anybody, there wasn't anybody around us. Just enjoy the moment," said Stewart. "Just savor the moment and think about it. That's what I did."