Kevin Harvick brings Sprint Cup to his old high school in California (PHOTOS)

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NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick is currently making the media rounds in Los Angeles as part of a West Coast “Champion’s Tour,” but this morning, he made a special stop in his hometown.

The Stewart-Haas Racing driver, along with crew chief Rodney Childers, paid a visit to Harvick’s old alma mater, North High School in Bakersfield, California – with the Cup in tow.

Harvick was a member of North High’s wrestling team, and helped to refurbish the school’s wrestling rooms in 2008 through his foundation.

Local television station KBFX also followed Harvick into the North High gym to greet the students and showed a bit of his speech as well. You can check out the video here.

Watch: Top 5 heartbreaks in Indy 500 history (video)

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As we near the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500, NBC Sports will be counting down some of the top moments in the race’s illustrious history, right up until May 26.

Today’s countdown features the top five heartbreaks, from J.R. Hildebrand crashing on the final turn in 2011 to hand the win to Dan Wheldon, to Robby Gordon running out of fuel in 1999 and leading to Kenny Brack’s victory.

For more Indy 500 coverage, check out NBC Sports Gold for exclusive coverage, and don’t miss the race on NBC on May 26.