Monday, June 13, 2011

Guess what? Probation's over!

   NASCAR had to issue a warning to drivers Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch early in Sunday’s 5-Hour Energy 500 at Pocono Raceway when the two couldn’t seem to get out of each other’s way battling for position.

   The two were on probation through this weekend for a post-race incident on pit road last month at Darlington, S.C.

   “It seemed like he was trying to make it awfully difficult on me,” Busch said of Harvick. “There’s a couple times where I just had to back off and wait, got back to him and tried to pass him again.

   “Maybe that shows his character and who he is, how he feels he needs to race on the race track. It’s not my fight. He’s trying to turn it into one.”

   "He knows he's got one coming," Harvick said when he was asked about the run-in. "I just wanted him to think about it."

   Did Harvick think Busch had?

   "Of course he did. It's all a free game now. Probation's over," he said.