Michigan II: Harvick - Friday media visit

Kevin Harvick, No. 29 Shell/Pennzoil Monte Carlo SS, met with media members at Michigan International Speedway and discussed his approach to races leading to the Chase, the challenge of making the car work at Michigan, the incident involving ...

Kevin Harvick, No. 29 Shell/Pennzoil Monte Carlo SS, met with media members at Michigan International Speedway and discussed his approach to races leading to the Chase, the challenge of making the car work at Michigan, the incident involving Juan-Pablo Montoya and having fun racing in mid-week.

Select quotes from driver interview:

ON RACING AT MICHIGAN: "I like this place. It's a lot of fun to race at. You can move all over the place and if your car's not working you can make it work, from the inside to the outside and go from there. If you can make your car work low, that's the place that I prefer, but a lot of guys prefer to make it work high. So it's one of those places where you can move around and make things happen."

HAVE YOU HAD A LOOK AT THE TAPE AND SEE WHAT HAPPENED (WITH JUAN PABLO MONTOYA) LAST WEEKEND? "I've had a look at the tape and what I've seen is what I saw in my mirror: a car dart to the right, block and run into the side of me."

DOES HE DRIVE AGGRESSIVELY OR RECKLESSLY? "He drives like he doesn't know what he's doing, to be honest with you. He goes out, he can run fast but he's all over the place and every week it seems like he runs into a different person. In four weeks it's cost us a couple of hundred points and he shrugs it off like he doesn't really care about anybody or anything, that he's just here to race. You make him mad and it's: 'Well I've got a five-year contract and I'll just wreck you every week.' It's hard to talk to him and he doesn't really respect anyone around him."

IS YOUR OPINION SPREADING IN THE GARAGE? "My opinion is pretty widespread. I'm not the only one with that opinion. Everybody's tired of tearing their stuff up for no reason."

-credit: gm racing

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Kevin Harvick