WATCH: Kyle Larson Pulls Off Incredible Defense Against Kevin Harvick

Published 09/21/2021, 9:06 AM EDT
Feb 28, 2021; Homestead, Florida, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick (4) races during the Dixie Vodka 400 Homestead-Miami Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


During the NASCAR Cup Series race at the Bristol Motor Speedway, Kyle Larson seized victory. However, he had to really work hard for it, as a few opponents hounded him. Chief among them was Kevin Harvick, who had already gotten on the bad side of Chase Elliott.

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Sometime during the race, a recovering Harvick chased after Larson for the race lead. However, that was as far as he got, because the Hendrick Motorsports driver was driving the widest car on the track. The #4 driver even bumped Kyle Larson a couple of times, but the latter refused to give way.

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In the end, Kyle Larson triumphed ahead of the Stewart-Haas Racing driver. Meanwhile, poor old Harvick was left fuming after his altercation with Chase Elliott. In his mind, the Elliott run-in hampered his progress and allowed William Byron to overtake him briefly. By the time he cleared the defending champion and reached Byron, Larson was too far ahead.

This was the best chance for Kevin Harvick

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All year long, a race win has eluded the #4 driver, and this was one of his best chances. Sadly, thanks to Elliott, it was not to be, and Kevin Harvick will have to try again next time. Apparently, Harvick himself knew how important this win was, and he later confronted Elliott on pit road after the race.

June 20, Lebanon, TN, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Larson (5) celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Ally 400 race at the Nashville Superspeedway in Lebanon, Tenn., Sunday, June 20, 2021. Mandatory Credit: Josie Norris-USA TODAY Sports

One thing led to another, and it resulted in a heated spat between the two drivers. It did not help matters that the crowd was mostly on Elliott’s side, since he is hugely popular. Nevertheless, the duo eventually decided to take their discussion inside Chase’s trailer. Whether the two of them have sorted things out and cleared the air, is anybody’s guess.

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However, they will have to move on from the incident rather quickly. The season is not over yet, and a new Playoff round begins in the coming week.

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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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