NASCAR: Harvick leads Pocono Saturday morning practice

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As Kevin Harvick seeks his third win of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, he’s got another good car in race trim.

The driver of the No. 4 Budweiser Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing led Saturday morning practice at 177.291. Brad Keselowski, a former Pocono winner, was second at 177.211 with Brian Vickers third at 177.085.

NASCAR’s most discussed free agent, Carl Edwards, clocked in fourth ahead of Harvick’s SHR teammate and team boss Tony Stewart, who now hasn’t won in more than a calendar year.

Jimmie Johnson, who seeks his third straight win and also won the June Pocono race last year, was eighth. Polesitter Denny Hamlin was 22nd.

Mike Bliss took laps in David Ragan’s No. 34 Front Row Motorsports car; Ragan’s wife is pregnant and expecting this weekend.

Your heart will start racing with IndyCar’s new “The Future Starts Now” video

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One of the biggest challenges for any motorsport series — whether it’s NASCAR, NHRA, IndyCar, Formula One and so many others — is to find ways to attract new fans.

That’s particularly important when attempting to lure young fans, especially the much-coveted millennials (born after 1981) and teenagers.

As all series prepare for the upcoming 2018 racing season, kudos have to be given to IndyCar for its new “The Future Starts Now” video, which debuted Tuesday at the North American International Auto Show at Detroit.

Even if it’s five degrees below zero where you’re at, one look at this video and you’ll likely not only start warming up a bit, we bet you’ll start getting even more excited for the start of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season, which begins March 11 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Check out the new video above and watch if it doesn’t get your heart racing real quick: