NASCAR Cup
NASCAR Cup
17 May
-
17 May
Event finished
20 May
-
20 May
Event finished
23 May
-
24 May
Event finished
27 May
-
28 May
Event finished
31 May
-
31 May
Event finished
07 Jun
-
07 Jun
Event finished
10 Jun
-
10 Jun
Event finished
14 Jun
-
14 Jun
Event finished
21 Jun
-
21 Jun
Event finished
27 Jun
-
27 Jun
Event finished
28 Jun
-
28 Jun
Event finished
R
Indianapolis
05 Jul
-
05 Jul
Race in
1 day
R
Kentucky
12 Jul
-
12 Jul
Next event in
7 days
R
02 Aug
-
02 Aug
Next event in
28 days
R
Michigan II
07 Aug
-
09 Aug
Next event in
33 days
R
Watkins Glen
14 Aug
-
16 Aug
Next event in
40 days
R
Dover II
21 Aug
-
23 Aug
Next event in
47 days
R
Daytona II
27 Aug
-
29 Aug
Next event in
53 days
R
Darlington III
06 Sep
-
06 Sep
Next event in
63 days
R
Richmond II
10 Sep
-
12 Sep
Next event in
67 days
R
Bristol II
17 Sep
-
19 Sep
Next event in
74 days
R
Las Vegas II
25 Sep
-
27 Sep
Next event in
82 days
R
Talladega II
02 Oct
-
04 Oct
Next event in
89 days
R
Charlotte III
09 Oct
-
11 Oct
Next event in
96 days
R
Kansas II
16 Oct
-
18 Oct
Next event in
103 days
R
Texas II
23 Oct
-
25 Oct
Next event in
110 days
R
Martinsville II
30 Oct
-
01 Nov
Next event in
117 days
R
Phoenix II
06 Nov
-
08 Nov
Next event in
124 days

Harvick takes blame for crash: "Just a dumb mistake on my part"

shares
comments
Harvick takes blame for crash: "Just a dumb mistake on my part"
By:
Mar 19, 2018, 12:20 AM

Kevin Harvick has taken responsibility for the Lap 37 contact that ended his chances of winning four consecutive Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races.

Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Busch Beer
Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing Ford, crashes after contact with Kyle Larson, Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Busch Beer
Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Busch Beer
Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Fusion Busch Beer

After starting in the tenth position, Harvick raced up to third after just 34 laps of racing. However, Kyle Larson was not going to forfeit the spot without a fight.

The two drivers went back-and-forth for multiple laps before colliding on the backstretch, sending the No. 4 machine into the outside wall.

“I went down to side draft and he was coming up and we touched, and it just knocked the thing to the right and spun out," explained Harvick. "I don’t know that it’s his fault. I think that’s my fault for coming down the race track right there and trying to side draft and then as we touch it just came back up the race track. I was just trying to get a little too much right there. I knew the stage was coming in. I’ve just got to thank all of my guys. They did a great job on our Busch Beer Ford and it was just my fault back there.”

Harvick went on to finish 35th, nine laps behind race winner Martin Truex Jr. With the disappointing result, Harvick's fell to eighth in the championship standings, but remains in a strong Playoff position with three consecutive races prior to Auto Club Speedway.

"That was just a dumb mistake on my part, so it wasn’t too much to ask (to win four in a row). The race car was there, it was just a mistake," he admitted.

Next article
Jimmie Johnson ends top ten drought at Fontana

Previous article

Jimmie Johnson ends top ten drought at Fontana

Next article

Jeffrey Earnhardt and StarCom Racing part ways

Jeffrey Earnhardt and StarCom Racing part ways
Load comments

About this article

Series NASCAR Cup
Event Fontana
Location Auto Club Speedway
Drivers Kevin Harvick
Teams Stewart-Haas Racing
Author Nick DeGroot