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Hamlin, Harvick Clash At Dover

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Saturday, September 25 2010

Denny Hamlin mixed it up with Kevin Harvick at Dover Saturday. (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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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.

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Saturday, September 25 2010
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  • Dick Isham says:

    Hamlin seems like a young man the can’t keep his mouth shut, no matter what. What ever Boyer or RCR did to him I do not know, but he certainly spouted his hateful message to all that would listen. You would think he was the NASCAR rules committee to listen to him. I can’t wait until he gets nailed, and he will probably will, because the odds are against him in such a small group of drivers.

    How that helps him or his career is questionable but it certainly puts a bulls eye on his back bumper. Last year it was kid K he was exercised about, who’s next. Gibbs seems to like the mouths that roar except for Logono who seems like a well mannered young man and a good driver.

    It’s sad that Hamlin has such a hateful attitude but each to his own. He may grow up someday but not while the media hangs on his ever hateful remarks.

  • Nicolai says:

    Harvick is a baby. He was tough until he pissed off Montoya and then he backed down. He’s all hot air. He will not finish this race…the bitch.