Harvick on Rangers' Lewis' love for racing

BY foxsports • April 13, 2012

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Rangers starting pitcher Colby Lewis and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick have something in common. Both attended North High School in Bakersfield, Calif.

Lewis, who is friends with Harvick, attended races at Phoenix International Raceway while in Arizona for Spring Training.

"I loved it," Lewis told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in March . "It made for an awesome weekend with Kevin. We sat on top of the pit box for the Nationwide race on Saturday, and then we were on top of the Sprint trailer with Richard Childress for the Cup race. That was pretty cool."

During a media session Thursday at Texas Motor Speedway, Harvick discussed Lewis' love for racing and why you won't be seeing the 36-year-old race car driver pitching for the Rangers any time soon.

"You should see him drive," Harvick said about Lewis. "He has quite the go-kart track."

Harvick added: "I got to know him a little bit over the last year or so. He has a hell of a dirt track at his house. He is probably a little bit braver than I am as to how close the back straight-away wall is to the brick wall that he has at his house. He is into racing."

Any chance Harvick has any interest in playing baseball?

"Those guys are a lot bigger than I am," he said. "They can throw a lot harder. That was never something that was in the cards for me."

Harvick is currently tied for third in the Sprint Cup Series standings. In 18 races at TMS, Harvick has eight top 10 finishes.

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