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Kevin Harvick gets caught up in Fernando Alonso interest mania

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 - Qualifying

FORT WORTH, TX - APRIL 07: Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John’s Ford, stands on the grid during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 7, 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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Race fans aren’t the only ones intrigued by former two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso’s decision to compete in the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 later this month.

Alonso spent much of Wednesday testing at and getting a feeling for Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

A number of fans were watching the live online stream of Alonso’s, including NASCAR Cup driver and a former champion himself, Kevin Harvick.

Of course, Harvick has a little additional reason to be interested in Alonso’s quest to conquer the Brickyard. Not only has Harvick won at IMS in the 2003 Brickyard 400, he also used to have the same number -- 29 -- that Alonso will sport on his McLaren Honda Andretti ride in the Greatest Spectacle In Racing.

Alonso also got into the social media swing of things with his own post, as well as one from his team, McLaren Honda Andretti:

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