Bristol: Harvick post-race interview

Kevin Harvick , No. 29 GM Goodwrench Monte Carlo SS - Finished 2nd YOUR THOUGHTS ON TODAY'S RACE: "Well, it is Bristol. Not much else to say. That is about it. I am real proud of my GM Goodwrench guys all day. We fought being tight there for...

Kevin Harvick , No. 29 GM Goodwrench Monte Carlo SS - Finished 2nd

YOUR THOUGHTS ON TODAY'S RACE:

"Well, it is Bristol. Not much else to say. That is about it. I am real proud of my GM Goodwrench guys all day. We fought being tight there for a while. I got into the back of the 17 there and got a little gap there between the 2 and I, and I couldn't get back to him. Good day for us, but I hate to see Kurt Busch win, but what do I know."

TALK ABOUT YOUR RUN OUT THERE TODAY AT BRISTOL:

"It was a good day for us. We kind of got behind the first four races this year and we just needed a solid day here and not have anything else happen or go wrong. So great day, Todd (Berrier, crew chief) made some great adjustments on the car and just kept freeing the car up all day. We never got it quite all the way out but we were able to put ourself in position to give ourselves a chance to win, just came up one spot short."

YOU SAW WHAT HAPPENED THERE AT THE END BETWEEN MATT KENNSETH AND KURT BUSCH. IS THAT JUST SHORT TRACK RACING?

"A couple more laps, I probably would have done the same thing. It is just Bristol. It is just what you have to do in the closing laps. I think if the roles had been reversed, it probably would have happened the same way. Just good short track racing and one guy wins and one guy loses. So it ends up with one guy happy and then one guy mad."

YOU POKED FUN AT KURT BUSCH, DO YOU HAVE ANY RESPECT FOR HIM AS A DRIVER?

"I wasn't poking anything, I met exactly what I said. I am not going to take it out on the race cars when we are on the track. If I have to, I will take it out on him. He took a cheap shot at me last week on the race the car and that isn't something that goes over well. I meant every word and stand behind everything I said."

WHEN YOU WERE RUNNING DOWN KURT, IF YOU HAD GOT TO HIM, WOULD YOU HAVE MOVED HIM TO TAKE THE LEAD?

"All of our cars were really equal there at the end and the 17 faded there toward the end of the run. Then I had a little gap. I had to make up there at the end. I just needed a couple more laps to get to him."

WAS THE KENNSETH/BUSCH INCIDENT JUST PART OF YOU HAVE TO GO AT BRISTOL?

"Yes, you just got to go. You know you are coming down to the closing laps at Bristol. You do what you have to do to get all you can at the end. I think Kurt knew if he didn't go, we were going to be right on his bumper. So he took advantage of it. He got by him and gave himself a little gap there. That was the gap he needed to stay out front."

YOU DON'T LOOK HAPPY FOR FINISHING SECOND, IS IT BECAUSE YOU FINISHED SECOND TO BUSCH?

"It is just one of those things, we have finished second two days in the row. This is a place where we feel like we should come to win. I am not disappointed, just ready to go home to be honest with you. But finishing second here is a great day here for us on both sides, especially today. It is a great points day over here in the Cup car going into Martinsville. If we can get a good run there, we can rebound a little bit further, not disappointed, just bored and ready to go."

-gm racing

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Kurt Busch