Sports | August 20, 2020 1:07 pm

Kyle Weatherman’s “National Anthem” NASCAR Car Stolen From Cracker Barrel Parking Lot

The car was stolen hours after he raced at Daytona

Kyle Weatherman drives the #47 "Stand For The Flag" Chevrolet during the NASCAR Xfinity Series
Kyle Weatherman drives the #47 "Stand For The Flag" Chevrolet during the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
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A vehicle, trailer and race car belonging to NASCAR’s Mike Harmon Racing were stolen from the parking lot of a Cracker Barrel in Georgia early on Sunday morning, hours after the team competed in the Xfinity Series race at the Daytona International Speedway.

The value of the items in the trailer, including the pit box, tool box and the No. 47 car driven by Kyle Weatherman in Saturday’s race to a 17th-place finish — emblazoned with phrases like “We Stand for the National Anthem” and “#StandForTheFlag” — is about $400,000, according to a police report.

According to Harmon, there are “not very many” leads in the search aside from the security camera footage taken from the Cracker Barrel that shows the theft.

“I’m doing a little bit better each day, but I don’t know how to describe it, it’s a different feeling than I’ve ever had,” Harmon told NBC Sports. “So many people are searching for it, (but) haven’t really turned up anything yet.”

Harmon also plans on taking added precautions when traveling between race tracks in the future.

“Well, I’m going to make sure we got a GPS locator on it, that’s for sure,” he said. “I wasn’t actually with them when it got stolen. I stayed back in Daytona and I was meeting the guys the next morning. I told them I didn’t want them to drive sleepy, because you know how dangerous that is … I wish we had done it different, but we didn’t.”

There story has generated enough attention that the $5,000 reward has been doubled to $10K.