Kevin Harvick took his shot at Kyle Busch and turned it into a race-winning move at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The contact between the Cup Series veterans was a “no harm, no foul” move according to Kyle Busch. Sure, he didn’t like being repeatedly run into and thought Harvick pushed him further than necessary, but Busch understood it.
The No. 18 didn’t end up on a tow truck, with Busch losing just one spot instead of Harvick costing him more than just a victory. Pulling off a successful bump-and-run where you don’t wreck your competitor takes a carefully calculated approach, says Harvick.
“It is a fine line,” Harvick said. “You want to try to get them right as they’re at the apex coming off the brake. That’s right when the back of the car is the lightest. You don’t want to get them while they’re turning off the wall off the corner and back them into the fence.
“It’s a fine line of trying to get it right. Sometimes you get it right and sometimes you don’t.”