(photo courtesy Leon Hammack)
It appears that Kevin Harvick has his team mates back. It also appears that Harvick didn’t take to kindly to Denny Hamlin’s assertion that Harvick’s team mate, Clint Bowyer is a cheater! Additionally, it appears that Harvick didn’t like the accusation from Hamlin that Richard Childress Racing, as a whole, are cheaters!
The Richard Childress Racing driver, Harvick, and the Joe Gibbs Racing driver, Hamlin, mixed it up both on the track and in the garage area Friday morning. The mix up resulted in some cosmetic damage to the race cars, and some bruised egos.
The incidents occurred a day after Hamlin called Bowyer, who was penalized by NASCAR after the car he drove last weekend did not pass inspection on Tuesday, and the RCR team cheaters.
Early in a 45-minute practice session, as their cars were building speed on the track, Harvick bumped into the rear of Hamlin’s car, and Hamlin responded with a tap of his own.
Later, in the garage, they exchanged words, and had to be separated by NASCAR Sprint Cup series director John Darby. After the war of words, neither Hamlin nor Harvick would talk to the slew of reporters, who had gathered in the garage area after the word got out about the confrontation.
Additionally, it was announced Saturday that the appeal for the Bowyer penalty will be heard on Wednesday afternoon.
Would you cover your best friend’s back, your team mate’s back, or your brother’s back? Did Hamlin call out the wrong dog? Harvick can be a pit bull! The RCR boys might be the wrong team to call out for a good old fashion alley fight!
What is your take on the Harvick-Hamlin feud?
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!