Kevin Harvick surprises fan on Twitter with trip to Daytona 500

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Kevin Harvick (file photo) and Louise Groomer (Twitter).

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Kevin Harvick is giving a lucky fan who was looking for followers on Twitter a free trip to the Daytona 500, according to Sporting News.

According to the report, while Harvick was flying to Las Vegas on Tuesday night with his wife and business partner he was interacting with fans on Twitter when he came across a tweet from Louise Groomer.

Groomer was trying to get followers and tweeted Harvick, “Please, will you follow me?”

“I could see her avatar picture and I could see she was kind of a nice older woman and she asked ‘Please follow me,’ and that was really it,” Harvick told Sporting News. “You usually don’t get anything nice on Twitter. Obviously you get a lot of interaction so I said, ‘All right, we’ll just follow this lady. This looks like fun.'”

Harvick then retweeted Groomer’s request.

Harvick then tweeted to Groomer:

To which, she replied:

Harvick then decided to offer Groomer a trip to the Daytona 500 free of charge.

“We were sitting there talking about it, and I said [that] since this is the only fan that I’m following, we should just have her come and kind of be head of the fan council here at the racetrack to lead off the season at the Daytona 500 and give her just an over-the-top experience that would be kind of cool and kind of show people [what can happen] if you are nice and you don’t have to hide behind Twitter,” Harvick told Sporting News.

She replied:

Harvick said the invitation for a fan was not planned in advance. He told Sporting News fans can see right through planned things such as that.

“It was just one of those things that just evolved and I think it’s going to turn into something that’s really cool,” Harvick said.

SOURCE: Sporting News

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