“Like Speaking to a 9-Year-Old”: Kevin Harvick on Chase Elliott

Published 09/29/2021, 1:16 AM EDT
Sep 26, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick (4) during the South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports


At the Bristol Motor Speedway, Kevin Harvick and Chase Elliott tangled with each other. However, as the two locked horns in the pit lane, things were about to get ugly. Admittedly, Elliott seems like he is ready to move on from the Brawl. As for Harvick, he is having difficulty letting bygones be bygones.

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Before the race in Las Vegas, Harvick spoke about the incident and opened up whether or not they cleared the air between themselves.

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“It was identical”- Kevin Harvick

Detailing the insights of his conversation with Elliott, Kevin said, “It was identical. It’s 100% the exact same scenario. They get hung up on one thing and you can’t speak to them about the broader picture about how the whole thing works. It was like speaking to a 9-year old. I have good experience with it because that’s a daily process day in, day out.”

Without a doubt, Elliott certainly wants to let things be. However, it seems apparent that Harvick was still too incensed with the Hendrick Motorsports driver. In all honesty, his fury is understandable because he was in a prime position to win the race. The Stewart-Haas driver was also a little desperate, as he has not reached Victory Lane all season.

Will the two drivers move on from their fight?

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To have a win cruelly snatched would have been devastating. Naturally, Harvick was still steaming about it, because he finished 2nd to Kyle Larson and lost a chance to improve his position.

May 23, 2021; Austin, Texas, USA; Kevin Harvick (4) during qualifying in the EchoPark Texas Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

Considering that Kevin Harvick is lying in 10th place, he is right in the elimination zone. At the recently concluded race at Las Vegas he finished 9th, so he has two more races to try to reach the Round of 8.

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In terms of his track record, he has one only win at the Talladega Superspeedway. Meanwhile, he has three wins at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, including one win at the Roval.

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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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