“It was Kind of a Chicken Sh** Move” – Kevin Harvick Fumes at Chase Elliott

Published 09/19/2021, 8:42 AM EDT
HAMPTON, GA – FEBRUARY 22: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, prepares to drive during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)


During the NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol, Chase Elliott drew the ire of Kevin Harvick. Apparently, the two drivers bumped into each other several times during the course of the race. Later on, this led to a huge confrontation between them in the pit lane. Without a doubt, the Stewart-Haas Racing driver was furious with the Hendrick Motorsports driver.

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Harvick said, “I just told him it was a chicken sh** move that he did there in the end. I mean we’re racing for the fricking win in Bristol. We’re three-wide in the middle, and he throws a temper tantrum. I was trying to get the lead and race him hard. Then he pulls up in front of me and just sits there until I lose the whole lead.

“To be able to lose a race like that, I watched him let the #24 go by and anytime you run into him, it’s a problem.”

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Where did Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick finish?

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In the end, Harvick did manage to finish second and stayed alive in the competition. However, he would have preferred to win the race and truly secure his berth. All season long, he has failed to reach Victory Lane, and this was his best chance. Naturally, he would have blown up at Elliott for ruining his chances of winning.

FONTANA, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 28: Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Mobil 1 Ford, prepares for practice at Auto Club Speedway on February 28, 2020 in Fontana, California. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)

Speaking of Chase Elliott, he ended up getting the short end of the stick and wound up all the way down in 25th place. However, that did nothing to save him from Harvick’s wrath. On the bright side, the two of them have still managed to make it through to the next round of the Playoffs.

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However, it came at the expense of Aric Almirola, Tyler Reddick, Kurt Busch, and Michael McDowell. It is also worth mentioning that Kyle Larson won the race ahead of Harvick and William Byron. Now, all that they can do is move on from the incident and look ahead to the coming races.

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Dhruv George is a senior Formula One and NASCAR analyst for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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