Harvick/Edwards feud continuesUPDATE This AP story shows photos of the confrontation between Kevin Harvick and Carl Edwards at Lowe's Motor Speedway last Thursday.
10/10/08 A day after his public altercation with Carl Edwards in the Nationwide Series garage, Kevin Harvick said Edwards might have messed with the wrong guy.
“You just gotta be careful who you wanna pick a fight with,” Harvick said. “If you want to pick a fight with the wrong person, sometimes it turns around and bites you, no matter how big and tough you think you are.”
Harvick’s comments came a little more than 24 hours after he and Edwards engaged in a physical shoving match that knocked Edwards onto the hood of Harvick’s No. 33 car and ended with Harvick’s friend Jeff Smith dragging Edwards away in a headlock.
“Obviously, it’s pretty well-documented everything that happened,” Harvick said. “Best thing I can tell you is we were in our pit stall and just protected our turf.”
Last week at Talladega, Harvick accused Edwards of being a “pansy” for racing near the back of the pack all day before charging to the front and causing a major wreck.
Edwards left a profane note for Harvick after the race, which ultimately led to the altercation at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
“Kevin, thanks for [criticizing] me on T.V.,” the note said. “I was really trying to screw up everyone’s day! Love, Carl.”
Harvick said he had never received a note from another driver, “not since about fifth grade.”
Reminded that Edwards probably wasn’t trying to cause a wreck since he was racing for a championship, Harvick shot back, “So are we.”
“I could give two [cents] who Carl Edwards is and what he’s in the race for,” he said.
Edwards, for his part, tried to avoid addressing the situation. He said he preferred to focus on racing.
“Nobody likes to deal with that stuff,” he said. “It’s nice to get in [the car] and do what we’re here to do, not the rest of this stuff.”
Asked why he preferred to take the high road when Harvick was lobbing insults, Edwards shook his head.
“It just doesn’t matter,” he said. “That’s the truth – it just doesn’t matter. I am what I am, he is what he is. If those things are different, that’s fine, it doesn’t bother me.” SceneDaily.com
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