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Kyle Busch Accepts Penalty, Rocky Relationship with Harvick

DOVER, Del. – As expected, Kyle Busch was asked several questions on Friday morning (May 13) about the incident last Saturday night with Kevin Harvick following the Showtime Southern 500 and the penalty that followed. For the driver of the No. 18 Camry, there is really no questioning the penalty or Harvick’s dislike for him.

“When matters get taken into the drivers hands or anything else onto pit road, where innocent bystanders can be injured or something, NASCAR is going to step in and they’re going to intervene and they’re going to set penalties the way that they feel need to be levied. To me, it’s not a gray area, it’s pretty simple, it’s black and white.”

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Busch was not as diplomatic when it came to his relationship with Harvick or the incident itself. “Apparently he’s watching too much hockey. To me, I did have a left-rear tire flat and I wasn’t sure that if I turned too hard to the right to stay off of him or get to away from him that the car would actually spin out the wrong way – my car would.”

“As far as us getting along, I’m not sure we ever really did” explained Busch about Harvick. “I think he tried and that’s why at Homestead I kind of talked about the two faces of Kevin Harvick. I still believe that’s out there. He’ll talk to your to your face like your best friends, but then behind closed doors…he has the utmost disrespectful thoughts or whatever else. That’s all, I don’t care. I’m going on with my own business.”

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