By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor
Earning millions of dollars, collecting numerous prestigious trophies, and having the support of an unrelenting fan base; just another day in the life of a NASCAR driver. But before you drift away into a day dream about how great it would be to chase the checkered flag at Daytona, be sure to check out the aftermath Kevin Harvick is dealing with following last Sunday’s race at Sonoma Raceway.
Here is a tweet sent out by Kevin Harvick on Wednesday:
Today’s pre draining foot status… #nasty pic.twitter.com/E9RSfOpbtd
— Kevin Harvick (@KevinHarvick) June 29, 2016
Apparently over the course of the 110 lap event in California, the back of both of Harvick’s feet were rubbed into the floor board and heated up so much in the car that it caused humongous blisters to form. Those blisters according to the driver became, “infected, swollen, and sore.”
Harvick’s wife, DeLana confirmed on Twitter that the driver of the No. 4 Chevrolet SS has been under the supervision of a doctor all week.
Many other Sprint Cup drivers posted photos of their sore heels after the race, but Harvick’s looked by far the most severe. While there are many benefits to being a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver, chalk this up as one of the major drawbacks of being a famous racer.