Kevin Harvick has an interesting take on his NASCAR feuds

Harvick comments on past feuds and lets fans see them from a calculated perspective

Kevin Harvick is set to enter his 23rd season in the NASCAR Cup Series. It will also be the 47-year-old’s final year as the 2014 champion is set to retire from the sport.

Hear from Kevin Harvick as he reflects on previous altercations below.

Harvick was thrown into the scene back in 2001. He took over the No. 3 car following Dale Earnhardt’s tragic death, the team was re-branded as the 2.9 car.

Along the way, Harvick has had many feuds. Harvick has had altercations with Greg Biffle, Juan Pablo Montoya, Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott, Joey Logano, Ty Dillon, Ryan Blaney, Ross Chastain and more.

But, he wouldn’t call any of them a fight.

“Was there ever actually a fight though? A fight for me is you wind up bloody, hurt and on the ground,” Harvick told Stacking Pennies of his past altercations.

Kyle Busch hooked Harvick in the right rear at Darlington. That led Harvick to wait for Kyle on pit road. Busch waited for Harvick to climb from his machine and then pushed Harvick’s car out of the way to remove himself from the scene.

“Yeah, I was mad that day,” Harvick said of the incident with Kyle Busch.

Another that comes to mind is Harvick vs Greg Biffle at Bristol Motor Speedway. Biffle shoved Harvick into the wall off turn four, then drove to victory lane. Well, Harvick ran through the pits, found victory lane and jumped clear over Biffle’s car to grab him by the neck, in victory lane.

“Yeah, spider monkey,” Harvick recalled.

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Staying relevant in NASCAR

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DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 15: Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Busch Light #BUSCHRACETEAM Ford, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series 64th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 15, 2022 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Harvick sees many of these incidents from a unique perspective…

“I’ll tell you this. When you’re running bad sometimes you gotta have a show,” Harvick said.

“In our sport, you have to keep yourself relevant. When it wasn’t going good, you did it by putting on a show. And you did it by winning Xfinity races, Busch races at the time. Those were the two things. When the Cup car wasn’t running good you had to keep yourself relevant.”

Harvick concluded, “So, a lot of that was just a show.”

Kevin Harvick will retire following the 2023 NASCAR season


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