Last month, Kevin Harvick‘s teammates Ryan Preece and Chase Briscoe paid tribute to Talladega Nights on the track, driving cars with the paint schemes of Ricky Bobby and Cal Naughton Jr. during the NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega.
In other news, Chase Briscoe and Ryan Preece are driving these race cars today at Talladega – which is absolutely awesome. pic.twitter.com/mmLXo3Hsdb
But while his teammates wanted to drive like Ricky Bobby, apparently Harvick wanted to live like him.
According to the Charlotte Biz Journal, the recently-retired Harvick has bought the North Carolina mansion used in the movie Talladega Nights for $6.75 million.
The mansion, located on Lake Norman in Cornelius, North Carolina on 1.3 total acres, comes in at over 12,000 square feet and was originally listed for $10 million. It features six bedrooms and nine bathrooms, so Harvick will have plenty of places to choose from to piss excellence (sorry, I had to).
The home was the setting for several iconic scenes from the movie, and even includes what the listing called a “Ricky Bobby room” featuring a fireplace surrounded by windows with views of the water. The three-story house also features an elevator, its own docks on Lake Norman, a private garden, an infinity pool and a hot tub.
It’s only fitting that the home would end up in the hands of Harvick, who back in 2014 compared himself to Ricky Bobby while describing his up-and-down season:
“I think for us we have been like a Ricky Bobby scene, we have been first or last. There has really been no in-between.”
Ironically, it was the same year that he compared himself to Ricky Bobby that he won his first and only NASCAR Cup Series championship – so maybe we should have seen this coming all along.
I just hope that Harvick, his wife DeLana and their children, Keelan and Piper, recreate this scene in their new home at some point: