To say that Kevin Harvick hasn't had a good year would be as obvious as saying that Jimmie Johnson is the favorite to win the 2009 Sprint Cup Series championship.
A year ago, Harvick was 11th in points and would go on to make the Chase for the Championship and finish fourth in the standings.
August of 2009 has Harvick in a completely different league and hasn't been able to find his way to the right ballpark.
Sitting 22nd in points and winless, Harvick hasn't hid the fact he's not happy. At Phoenix he publicly stated over the radio to team owner Richard Childress that he was sick of driving RCR cars because they weren't good and the team wasn't making them any better week after week.
Prior to the July 26 running of the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard, rumors circulated around the Internet that Harvick had asked Childress for a release from the final year of his contract. It wasn't long afterwards that speculations ran wild as to where Harvick would end up in 2010 and beyond.
Childress quickly put out a statement that said both Harvick and his sponsor Shell-Pennzoil would both be back next year. Harvick wouldn't publicly comment on the situation because it seemed he had found something else to occupy his time.
The popular networking site Twitter.
Both Harvick and his wife DeLana have been members of the site for a couple of months, but only DeLana has been tweeting. During that time, she's picked on her husband for having more followers than her even though he's never done anything.
Then, on Tuesday July 21, five days before Indianapolis, Kevin Harvick made his first appearance on Twitter. By the end of the day, he had eight more tweets and by the end of the week, he was smack talking DeLana, Kyle Petty and others.
Anyone on Twitter that wants to be entertained needs to follow the Harvicks.
With new found fun, Harvick headed to Indianapolis to try and salvage his season. He started 19th, his first top 20 start in five races, and would go on to finish in the sixth position.
It was Harvick's first top ten finish since the fourth race of the season at Atlanta in March.
"Well, I guess the tweeting will continue since everyone brought some good luck," he posted on Sunday night after the race.
The tweeting has certainly continued. Last week he didn't hide his love for the New York Yankees and talked about racing his late model and now two weeks after starting, Harvick has a total of 132 tweets.
And not to be left out, DeLana has posted "Does anyone else think Kevie seems to be hooked on phonics? Thing number two he sucks at: spelling!"
For Kevin Harvick fans, they need to be happy that Harvick is hooked on Twitter. Since he has graced Twitterville with his presence his Camping World Truck Series driver Ron Hornaday has won five races in a row, his Nationwide Series program is contending for wins, and he's found the top 10 again in the Sprint Cup Series.
All that momentum carried over to this past weekends race in Pocono. Harvick and the No. 29 team were 15th in the first practice session on Friday and then on Saturday showed everyone they could be contenders come race time.
The final two sessions had Harvick fifth and second on the speed charts. On Sunday Harvick came home in the 12th position after a very solid day and moved up one spot in the points standings.
Be it new cars being built at Richard Childress Racing, hard work at Kevin Harvick Incorporated or his new computer hobby, we may soon be getting a Twitter update from victory lane sometime in the near future.
So, tweet on Kevin Harvick, tweet on.
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