BROOKLYN, MI – The Detroit Tigers haven’t pleased droves of fans this season – boasting the worst record in baseball at 35-80.
But count NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick as one of the happy ones. Harvick gave the Tigers and Comerica Park a shoutout on Sunday while speaking with the media after winning the Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
“I will tell you, I’ve been to a lot of baseball stadiums,” Harvick said. “That’s one of the best experiences I’ve ever had at a baseball stadium.”
Harvick took his 7-year-old son Keelan to Thursday night’s game against the Kansas City Royals. The Tigers won the slugfest 10-8 via a walk-off home run from Jordy Mercer.
Harvick was already in town for an appearance Thursday in Dearborn and had to be back in Brooklyn for practice and qualifying on Friday. He posted a photo on social media of himself and Keelan posing with Miguel Cabrera.
“Those people, from one end of the stadium (to the other), were great,” Harvick said. “Whether it was at the hot dog stand or at the beer stand or the front gate or the carousel – we rode around on the carousel. So it was a really great experience.”
Detroit took two of four games from Kansas City in the series. Their next game is Tuesday at home against the Seattle Mariners (48-71).