‘Hey, I’m Kevin (Harvick), welcome to Outback. Can I get you a table?’ (with video)


In a bemusing video released Thursday, NASCAR star Kevin Harvick spent one of his recent off nights working the room at an Outback Steakhouse.

No, Harvick didn’t start a stand-up comedy routine, he truly worked the eatery.

Dressed in a black Outback sport shirt, Harvick looked a little out of place from what we usually see him in, his NASCAR firesuit.

But to his credit, Harvick performed a number of roles with aplomb, from welcoming guests to taking orders, and from delivering Outback’s signature Bloomin’ Onion to hungry patrons to teaching the proper way to pour a bottle of beer.

Budweiser, of course.


Already quite the entrepreneur, is Harvick thinking about maybe opening his own Outback sometime soon and wanted to learn the business from the ground up?

Doing so would certainly be a great addition to previously owning Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series teams, as well as his current side venture away from NASCAR of managing several athletes, including a few MMA stars.

Our favorite part of the video, produced by NASCAR.com? Without question, it’s when Harvick apologizes to patrons for failing to win the last race at Talladega: “I feel like I’m responsible for everyone not getting a free Bloomin’ Onion today.”

Maybe he can make it up to some of them with a win in Sunday’s opening race of the Eliminator Round in the Chase for the Sprint Cup at Martinsville Speedway.

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