Harvick, Childress, GMSPO statements on RIR incident

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (September 10, 2003) - The following is a statement from Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 29 GM Goodwrench Chevrolet Monte Carlo, on the post-race incident involving the No. 29 team at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway on ...

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (September 10, 2003) - The following is a statement from Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 29 GM Goodwrench Chevrolet Monte Carlo, on the post-race incident involving the No. 29 team at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway on September 6, 2003:

"Emotions run high in this sport and, needless to say, mine were running very high after last Saturday night's race. I felt like we had a strong finish in our run for the Winston Cup championship taken away for no reason. I believe I had every right to be upset, but I do regret that what happened after the race reflected poorly on GM Goodwrench and my other sponsors and may have been offensive to some."

The following is a statement from Richard Childress, President and CEO of Richard Childress Racing, on the fines and penalties NASCAR levied on Harvick and the No. 29 team:

"I understand that NASCAR did what it felt was in the best interest of the sport. As I said in my statement Monday (Sept. 8), emotions are a part of this sport and sometimes they cause things to happen or be said that are regretted later. Actions have consequences. Our job now is to regroup and stay focused on the goal that the No. 29 GM Goodwrench team started with this year, which is winning the NASCAR Winston Cup championship."

The following is a statement from Duane Miller, General Director of GM Parts Sales, on the actions of Harvick and the No. 29 team at Richmond on September 6, 2003:

"We at GMSPO regret and certainly do not condone the actions taken by the No. 29 GM Goodwrench team after Saturday night's race in Richmond. We understand that the sport of racing is emotional at times and tempers can run hot, but this was not the appropriate way to handle the situation. We are, however, extremely proud of the team's accomplishments over the past few months and trust that they will exhibit professionalism in their quest for the Winston Cup championship."

-rcr-

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kevin Harvick
Teams Richard Childress Racing