Hamlin, Harvick Clash At Dover
Apparently, Clint Bowyer’s Richard Childress Racing teammates have his back.
RCR driver Kevin Harvick mixed it up with Joe Gibbs Racing driver Denny Hamlin on the track during practice on Saturday at Dover International Speedway and then in the infield afterward.
The incidents occurred a day after Hamlin called Bowyer, who was penalized by NASCAR after the car he drove last weekend did not pass inspection on Tuesday, and the RCR team cheaters.
Early in a 45-minute practice session, as their cars were building speed on the track, Harvick bumped into the rear of Hamlin’s car, and Hamlin responded with a tap of his own.
Later, in the garage, they exchanged words, and had to be separated by NASCAR Sprint Cup series director John Darby.
Neither Hamlin nor Harvick would talk to reporters after the incidents.
David Reutimann led the practice session with a speed of 152.957 mph, but the focus was on Hamlin and Harvick.
It was announced Saturday that the appeal for the Bowyer penalty will be heard on Wednesday afternoon.2 Comments