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Kevin Harvick Upset with Teammate Kurt Busch in Talladega

It took some time, but we found our first punch in the Sprint Cup Series Chase for the championship.

Following the finish of Sunday’s Hellmann’s 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, Kurt Busch rubbed the side of Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Kevin Harvick’s No. 4 Chevrolet. After parking on pit road, Harvick took a swing at Busch, who was still strapped into his No. 41.

“The final laps, everyone is pushing and shoving,” Harvick said. “Then [Kurt Busch] cleaned the side of our car out after the checkered flag. I don’t really understand that.”

Despite running second for much of the closing stages, Harvick fell to seventh while Busch finished third.

“We didn’t have a scratch on it until the end, so that’s pretty good for Talladega,” Harvick said.

Busch, who joins Harvick in the Round of 8, believes it was a case of misunderstanding and denies any bad blood with the 2014 champion.

“He has a misunderstanding of the call at the end of the race,” Busch said. “He’ll understand it and I’m sure he’ll clear it up. For us, we’re great teammates, we’re doing good together.

“We have to work together to beat all these other teams out there and he knows that.”

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DoninAjax

Maybe Kurt was trying to cover up some cheating on the bodywork! Team mates supposedly help each other that way.

kb

Kevin’s mental stability and lack of maturity is never far from my mind when watching his bullshit. Amazingly bad self control for someone who over 40 and has now pontificating in interviews he is the “leader” of his team. Laughing my ass off on that one. And the media just smiles, and justifies his temper tantrums. Reminds me of mothers in denial that their brats are potential little serial killers in the making..(discipline is not in the denial mother vocabulary). Their standard statement is always “not my child”…yes honey… your child!

Bill B

I think one of the biggest myths in NASCAR is that Harvick is a tough guy.

Don in Ct

I agree. Every time gets in a so called fight, the other driver is still in the car or Harvick is wearing his helmet and the other person is not. He’s just a petulant crybaby.

Gerry Blachley

I’ve known Harvick from the Bakersfield days when all he did is wrecked good race cars if they were and if it is a good driver when he keeps his head or in the Longs and shoulders but that’s the only thing I can say really good about it

Gerry Blachley

Sorry voice recognition is not what it supposed to be

dh

I’m a fan – but that was just flat out stupid. I’d really love to know how well of “teammates” they really are. Either way, they’ll have to figure it out for the next round. @DoninAjax – you may be right – these days, i wouldn’t be surprised.

Ninjarob

Harvick is a bully – will be a great day is NASCAR (if there are any left) when someone finally knocks him on his butt and puts and end to his tantrums. My guess on this is that the 4 was supposed to help the 41? I certainly hope this isn’t over the usual post-race ‘good job teammate’ tap on the door…

Biff Baynehouse

Ah! Happy adds another chapter to his & SHR’s never ending legacy of p***y moves, as the SHR drivers racing for immaturity points again. Attacking a guy who is sitting in a car, which is about as defenseless as a man can get, is the nearly the epitome of wuss-ness! …the utter epitome, which KH did to Brad (’14 TX, if I am not mistaken), being attacking from behind! Oh well, nascar promotes it! At lest they are fighting each other this time & not sending an innocent back-marker head-long into the wall, like their bi-polar boss.
None of this guff allowed under the blue oval badge next year boyz & gurls, or you’ll be **it canned by Monday morning (mark my words)! Glad you are gettin it out of your systems now kidz!

phil h

As the GEICO ad says:

If your Kevin Harvick, “That’s what you do”.

kb

Awesome…Too funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Carl D.

I’d like to see his teammate Danica knock him out cold. At least she’d get some publicity for actually accomplishing something.

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