This story appears in the Feb. 21, 2011, issue of ESPN The Magazine.
Kevin Harvick glides a right hand over the left front fender of his Chevy. He nods just a little and grins before finally looking up at the photographers who are waiting to capture the 35-year-old and his shiny new ride. Between camera flashes he shouts to them, almost rhetorically, "That black looks pretty badass, doesn't it?"
Indeed it does.