Harvick-Stewart Together Again

41018Jpg
If watching Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart collide in the closing laps of Sunday's Food City 500 gave you a case of deja vu, you're right.

It wasn't the fist time the combatants, who are actually pretty good friends off the track, have been involved in an incident with the race on the line.

In fact, Harvick referred to maybe the most famous tangle the two shared before Sunday's Bristol bump, last summer in the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard in Indianapolis.

Stewart ran into Harvick that day, ending a chance for the No. 29 team to take the checkered flag.

Sunday it was Harvick's turn to return the favor and afterward he took complete blame.

"I just lost it there underneath of Tony," Harvick said. "You know, it's just the way it goes. I mean, he did the same thing in Indianapolis. I did the same thing here. Just made a mistake. They can take it for what it's worth and go on with it."

Harvick seemd calm in his description of the contact, although he did take exception to being asked to explain the situation by more than one reporter.

"I'll answer one more ignorant question," a testy Harvick snapped in the pst-race media center session. "I got down on the apron. I lost the car. I hit the side of Tony. That was pretty much the end of it. If you can't understand that, then I don't know what to tell you."

Battling for second spot with five laps to go, Harvick hooked the apron and his car shot up the steep Bristol banking into the side of Stewart's.

"Well, I mean, it was mine to lose at that point, and I lost it," Harvick said. "You know, I got up under there with three or four laps to go, however many laps there was to go. It's just time to go. I clipped the apron, you know, just lost the thing. I mean, it's not like -- if I'd have had it to do over again, I wouldn't want to spin out. But, you know, it's just one of those deals where I was just trying to get all I could and just got a little too far."

The incident set off a tussle between the two drivers' spotters and Harvick wasn't pleased with the situation carrying over to that side of the race teams.

"If his spotter wants to have a bad attitude about it, we can all come down here and handle it," he said. "Nobody is going to have a good attitude about getting wrecked. I understand that from Tony's standpoint. His spotter was a little out of line. I didn't appreciate that part of it."

No word if Harvick, Stewart and the two spotters will spend Easter dinner together.




Photos

  • Oral-B USA 500
  • Oral-B USA 500
  • Oral-B USA 500
  • Oral-B USA 500
  • Oral-B USA 500
  • Oral-B USA 500
  • Oral-B USA 500
  • Oral-B USA 500
  • Oral-B USA 500
  • Oral-B USA 500
  • Oral-B USA 500
  • Oral-B USA 500
  • Oral-B USA 500
  • Oral-B USA 500
  • Oral-B USA 500
  • Oral-B USA 500
  • Oral-B USA 500
  • Oral-B USA 500
  • Oral-B USA 500
  • Oral-B USA 500
  • Oral-B USA 500
  • Oral-B USA 500
  • Oral-B USA 500
  • Oral-B USA 500
  • Oral-B USA 500
  • Oral-B USA 500
  • From the Archives: Atlanta
  • From the Archives: Atlanta
  • From the Archives: Atlanta
  • From the Archives: Atlanta
  • From the Archives: Atlanta
  • From the Archives: Atlanta
  • From the Archives: Atlanta
  • From the Archives: Atlanta
  • From the Archives: Atlanta
  • From the Archives: Atlanta
  • IRWIN Tools Night Race
  • IRWIN Tools Night Race
  • IRWIN Tools Night Race
  • IRWIN Tools Night Race
  • IRWIN Tools Night Race
  • IRWIN Tools Night Race
  • IRWIN Tools Night Race
  • IRWIN Tools Night Race
  • IRWIN Tools Night Race
  • IRWIN Tools Night Race
  • IRWIN Tools Night Race
  • IRWIN Tools Night Race
  • IRWIN Tools Night Race
  • IRWIN Tools Night Race
  • © 2014 MRN. All Rights Reserved

    FacebookTwitterDiggDeliciousLinkedInGoogle BookmarksYahoo BookmarksLive (MSN)

    ISC Track Sites