Harvick apologizes, Childress responds

The feud between Harvick and Dillon/Childress maybe closed after a busy weekend in Martinsville.

Kevin Harvick spoke very bluntly about Ty Dillon after a wreck in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event this past weekend, calling Dillon a "punk ass kid," and spouting about the opportunities granted to him by Grandfather Richard Childress.

"It's the reason I am leaving RCR," he said.

During the Sunday morning pre-race, Harvick was quoted as saying there was a lot of emotion in that incident.

"I think there was just a lot of emotion involved. I hate it for everybody at RCR. You go back and look at the things that happened, and sometimes you regret the things that you say for sure. Yesterday was definitely one of them. I hate it for my guys, and everybody working on the cars. Obviously, when those emotional situations come about; you say things that you really don't want to say. I just want to apologize to all of those guys, work hard today and try and do everything we can to win the race," he said.

"I think yesterday was just some frustration on how the race ended. You never want to be in a situation like were in, and obviously, the short-track racing and everything that happened, you try to do the right things, and yesterday I didn't do the right thing. We just have to do what we have to do today to put ourselves in a position to be as successful as we can."

Childress spoke to the Sporting News about the incident, saying he does not think there is anything wrong with giving his Grandsons the opportunity to race.

"What happened on the track was one thing," Childress said.

"But the comments afterwards is where I'm really upset. I'll never apologize for giving my grandsons an opportunity, just like the France family, the Earnhardt family, the Wood brothers. You go down the list of the people that have been given opportunities. All of them didn't make it. You've got to go out and earn what you've got, the opportunity in life to succeed. And these boys earned it."

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Series NASCAR Truck , NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Ty Dillon
Article type Breaking news
Tags childress, dillon, kevin harvick, nascar