‘Everybody ran into everybody,’ Kevin Harvick reflects on the aggressive driving that unveiled last weekend at COTA  

Find out what former Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick had to say about the intense and aggressive racing last Sunday at COTA

Kevin Harvick
Kevin Harvick

The last saw Next-Gen cars road course debut in the “Circuit of the Americas” at Austin and it was chaotic and wild throughout. From the beginning to the end, winning at any cost was the motto of most of the drivers who went hard on each other. Every restart produced situations of chaos in turn 1 which saw the backs of drivers such as Joey Logano, Daniel Suarez, Kyle Larson, and Kurt Busch.

Even the last lap of the race from where Ross Chastain came out victorious, featured more beating and banging that ended with two cars being sent off track and the eventual winner being the only survivor. Now Kevin Harvick who has made a name when it comes to aggressive racing has come out suggesting that there would have been a lot of apologies text’s going around the grid.

Find out what Kevin Harvick said

Kevin Harvick
Kevin Harvick

Kevin Harvick acknowledged that he knows from the first-hand experience on Sunday as each and every driver was hard on each other in Turn 1. He suggests that this is because of the fact the drivers have to worry less about losing performance from crashes with the Next-Gen cars. The 2014 champions went on to say that the drivers feel comfortable being aggressive with the next-gen cars.

I know from my experience on Sunday. I guess we would all have to send each other an apology text because it seems like to me that everybody ran into everybody in Turn 1. I think that’s the beauty of the new car, though, is everybody can be aggressive because you don’t have to worry about dinging up a fender and losing your performance,” says Kevin Harvick.

Now you can kind of beat and bang a little bit and not have to worry about the fenders or doors, or whatever it is rubbing on the tires, and you can still race. That’s why you see what you saw on Sunday into Turn 1 and all the things that happened lap after lap after lap because the drivers feel comfortable being aggressive,” Kevin Harvick added.

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