Talladega: GM - Harvick press conference

KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 29 GM GOODWRENCH CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO: (finished 2nd) ON THE RACE "It was an up and down day, to say the least. You'd think you'd get yourself in the right spot, then you'd be in the second lane and somebody would get under...

KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 29 GM GOODWRENCH CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO: (finished 2nd)

ON THE RACE

"It was an up and down day, to say the least. You'd think you'd get yourself in the right spot, then you'd be in the second lane and somebody would get under somebody on the inside of you and you'd get hung out all by yourself in the top lane. There at the end I pretty much just said the heck with the middle and the top and just planted myself on the bottom. Your odds are better down there of having a good day. That way you can only go one way and that's forward.

"It was a good day for the GM Goodwrench Chevy. The guys had good stops all day and we came out with a good finish."

ON EARNHARDT'S PASS AT THE END

"I hope he was a damn long ways below it when they get ready to look at it. But, either way - it was a good day for us. Whatever the decision is, we'll be happy with it. I didn't have a view of it, so I can't give you an honest opinion and I have not seen it on TV or anything, so I can't answer that."

WAS IT A LAST MINUTE DECISION TO HELP JUNIOR AT THE END?

"Once we got there, Matt went high. There were several times during the day that Junior and I got together and went the right direction. There are just a lot of obvious ties between the two organizations. Everybody always talks about - at Daytona - how it was a feud and this and that. I think today, I think that really put it all to bed. We worked together well. When I needed a push, he pushed me and I pushed him all day. When it came time to see who was going to win out of the two in front of me, that was the obvious choice for me. If the roles had been reversed, he would have pushed me, too."

IF YOU HAD MADE THE PASS THAT JUNIOR MADE, WOULD YOU HAVE BEEN PENALIZED?

"Like I said, I don't know what the circumstances are or what the situation is. I have not seen it. That's a good question. I don't know. I'll plead the fifth on this one."

ON THIS BEING A FUN AND INTENSE RACE

"My hands hurt right now from holding onto the steering wheel. It was an intense race. I believe Ryan blew a tire at the beginning, is why they all wrecked, so you can't blame that on anybody. I think the only other wreck we had all day was Michael. It was a pretty intense day, but a good race. Even though there wasn't the whole field I think it was as good a race as any we've ever had here."

WHAT IS YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE YELLOW LINE RULE?

"The way I understood it - because my truck was below the yellow line twice - if you have any part of your tires below the yellow line, that is the rule. But, there is also another side of that - if you're force down there, so it could go either way."

-gm racing-

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup