Kevin Harvick reacts to Hamlin’s altercation; Adderall comments (AUDIO)

Kevin Harvick: “Sometimes Denny, it’s better just to be quiet.”

Before the Daytona 500, Denny Hamlin made an appearance on a loose based sports radio show. He stated that 70% of NASCAR drivers take Adderall.

The next day, the comments took off virally. Simultaneously, Denny Hamlin sort of retracted his statement by saying he was joking.

“Sometimes, you can say thing that you think are funny, that really aren’t that funny,” Kevin Harvick explained via ‘Happy Hours’ on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. “I know that Denny kinda said he was making an off the cuff comment trying to be funny.”

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Trevor Baybe, Kevin Harvick and Bubba Wallace in the 2018 Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 18: Trevor Bayne, driver of the #6 AdvoCare Ford, leads a pack of cars during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 60th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 18, 2018 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

“But, it really wasn’t that funny. Because, as you look at the rest of the drivers and the people that are in the sport and understand the drug policy and the things we go through on a weekly basis. It kinda made him seem a little bit out of touch with everything that’s actually going on in the sport.”

“Not a very cool comment. And I don’t think anybody in the garage really appreciated having to answer the questions or deal with them.”

“Sometimes Denny, it’s better just to be quiet.”

After the race, Bubba Wallace made an Adderall comment following contact with Denny Hamlin at the start/finish line. Shortly after that, the two engaged in a heated argument in the infield.

Related: Denny Hamlin and Bubba Wallace were involved in a heated exchange (VIDEO)

“Like I say, those 70% of drivers that he referred to, are mad. Because you’re the guy sitting in the trailer doing the drug testing 10-12 times a year,” Harvick refers to the frustration boiling over.

“Whether he thinks it was an off the cuff comment or something he meant to say. It still offended most everybody in the garage.”

“If you’re going to play around joking and think it’s not something that everybody is going to take offense to. I think he’s probably seeing that nobody really appreciated it. It put everybody in a bad spot.”

Kevin Harvick comments on Hamlin


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