Go behind the scenes of Kevin Harvicks ‘Happy Hours’ radio show

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NASCAR Race Day and Daryl Motte take you behind the scenes of Kevin Harvicks popular radio show 'Happy Hours.'

- Ready? I did two. I only need one.

- Yep.

We are loaded up this week. Combo platter of off and on track news and topics. I mean, Talladega, one thing that really stood out-- your teammate, Clint Bowyer, and his crew chief, Mike Bugarewicz, definitely not Butch and Sundance.

There was some heated tempers.

I look at it as two very competitive guys and sometimes they're going to clash, and you know, they'll probably look back at it, and say, I should have done this different and that different, but it's not going to go away.

- "Happy Hours."

- "Happy Hours."

- I just realized it wasn't "Happy Hour." I've been saying "Happy Hour" literally every single time.

- We had to make it plural because it's two hours. It's two hours.

That's a long time to be on, right?

- When we started the radio show, I'm, like, you know, I think this will probably be a good idea. Let's give it a try. I had no idea the impact that the radio show was going to have on just the fans in general. There's actually a lot that goes on every week in NASCAR, especially when you're getting to this point of the season. When you have playoffs, two hours goes by pretty quick.

- Sometimes the things you talked about become news stories.

- Yeah. For me, I believe that Dale, Jr. has had a big part in kind of stunting the growth of NASCAR, because he's got these legions of fans. But he's won nine races in 10 years at Hendrick Motorsports and hasn't been able to reach outside of that. So I know that those aren't the most popular comments, but those are real life facts that you look up and see on the stat sheet.

- Are you surprised by the things that get picked up by the media?

- Sometimes, and I honestly don't even pay attention, because I try to do it as honest as possible. And I have had a couple of people ask me about, you know, why would you say that? And I'll just say, hey, here's my reasoning. And you know, it's no offense to you, and it's not personal, but it's always better to just address them head on and move on.

- Yeah. I know you've never shied away from controversy. So you have, like, a thing where you could see people that were calling in. Do you-- do you get to pick the different people that you want to talk to? If you see somebody as--

- Oh, no. A couple of weeks ago, we had a guy call in and say, man. You know, you just, you don't seem as exciting anymore. You're not jumping on cars and running into people. I'm, like, you're right. I'm 41 now. And you know, unfortunately, I've got to go to the carpool lane on Monday morning and look at my son's teacher and say, oh, I saw your race this weekend. Oh, yeah, it was good. You know, if I jump over cars and do a bunch of really dumb things like I used to--

- Have people get out of your way in the carpool lane, right?

- No, no.

- No, no. Doesn't work like that?

- Carpool-- carpool's pretty aggressive. A lot of rules.

- Very serious.

- Very serious.

- The next time we get together next Tuesday, only eight will remain. We'll talk about those contenders next week. Cut!