Chase Elliott Argues Against Rival Kevin Harvick’s “Crappy A** Parts” NASCAR Rant: “Most of the Parts Are Pretty Much the Same”

Published 09/21/2022, 10:15 AM EDT

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Bristol marked the day several drivers were eliminated from the championship contention. However, some of those drivers were just plain unlucky. One of them was Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick, who spoke up against NASCAR spec parts directly to the media. Later on, Chase Elliott who had qualified for the next round of the playoffs was heard opposing Harvick’s comments regarding the matter.

Harvick had originally stated, “I’m sure it’s just crappy parts on the race car like we’ve seen so many times. They haven’t fixed anything. It’s kind of like the safety stuff. We just let it keep going and keep going.” Harvick saw himself out of playoff contention after his tire fell off the car due to a faulty lug nut during one of his pit stops at Bristol Motor Speedway. Harvick had been significantly vocal about other safety issues in front of the media.


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In response to Harvick’s comments, Elliott argued, “Most of the parts are much the same. I guess we just got lucky the last couple of weeks. Hopefully, our luck doesn’t run out.” Elliot seemed to not agree with the concerns raised by Harvick, instead gave his own justification regarding the issue faced by other teams.

What was the feud between Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick?


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The two drivers got into a fight right after last year’s race at Bristol, and ever since the environment around the two has been rather heated.

Elliott had managed to ruin Harvick’s race after contact at Bristol. After the race, the two drivers were seen popping out of their cars and getting into an altercation. Later on, while racing at Roval, Harvick was set to deliver his payback to Elliott, when he punted his rear coming out of a corner, which saw the Hendrick Motorsport driver spin out and damage the rear of his car severely.


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The feud between the two drivers got up to a point where NASCAR has to officially step in to put the matter to rest, by issuing a cease-fire in order to prevent serious harm or risk of injury for their actions on track in the future.


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Srijan Mandal


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Srijan Mandal is a NASCAR author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Master’s in Journalism and has been writing for his own blog as well, covering NASCAR, F1, F2, W Series, MotoGP, DTM, IndyCar, WRC, and WEC. Following motorsports for more than a decade, he has become a devout supporter of McLaren Racing, Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Bubba Wallace, Sir Lewis Hamilton, and Ayrton Senna.
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Nizamul Haque Bhuyan