Kyle Busch Takes a Thinly-Veiled Dig at ‘Loose Lips’ Kevin Harvick After Official NASCAR Intervention

Published 10/15/2021, 7:10 AM EDT
BROOKLYN, MI – JUNE 10: Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John’s Ford, speaks with Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Red White & Blue Toyota, during a weather delay prior to the start of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 10, 2018 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)


For the past week or so, all that anybody can talk about in the NASCAR world is the Kevin Harvick-Chase Elliott feud. Everything kicked off at the Bristol Motor Speedway, and things escalated at the Charlotte Roval. Now, the NASCAR officials decided to try and smooth things over between the two parties, and one person in the intervention was Kyle Busch.

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According to Jenna Fryer, NASCAR officials met with all parties in the Harvick-Elliott feud. After a lengthy conversation, they warned of serious consequences should the feud continue. As per initial reports, there were six people on the call; however, one appeared to spill the beans on the talks. Busch quipped, “Well we now know that at least 1 of those 6 people has loose lips.”

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What happened between Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick?

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As mentioned before, the whole saga began at the Bristol Motor Speedway. The two of them traded paint in the closing laps of the race. This compromised both their races, though Elliott came off as the loser in 25th place and Kevin Harvick was second. Three races later at Bristol, Chase Elliott got his revenge, as the Stewart-Haas driver crashed out.

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 19: Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John’s Ford, stands on the grid during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 59th Annual DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 19, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

It didn’t help matters that Elliott cheekily wished Harvick a ‘merry off-season and a happy Christmas’. Owing to this, NASCAR obviously felt that it was time to sit the two of them down before things escalated. Obviously, the two of them were still playing the blame game. However, Elliott cannot afford to get sucked into a feud at a critical stage in the season.

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Harvick has an excuse because he is no longer in the title fight. Chase Elliott, on the other hand, needs to move on from this feud and bury the hatchet, or it will adversely affect his challenge. To be precise, if he is too busy trying to exact revenge on Kevin Harvick and extending their vendetta, other drivers will take advantage. This is obviously no skin off Kyle Busch’s nose, as he would be only too glad to see Elliott distracted.

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Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a senior Motorsports author 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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