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Reports: NASCAR talks to Busch, Harvick
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Reports: NASCAR talks to Busch, Harvick

Published May. 13, 2011 12:45 a.m. ET

Five days after clashing on track, Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick met face-to-face again according to reports.

The two drivers met at the NASCAR hauler and were joined by NASCAR president Mike Helton and vice president of competition Robin Pemberton, according to

“NASCAR has to police their series as best as they feel they need to,” Busch said, according to the report. “I’m all for it. I think it was fine.”

Harvick declined to elaborate on their second meeting in less than a week, saying he would answer all questions during his media availability Friday.


NASCAR has had a spate of meetings with feuding drivers at the at-track hauler recently. Last Friday, Ryan Newman and Juan Pablo Montoya discussed their on-track drama. Sources told that Newman punched Montoya during that meeting.

Busch and Harvick were both fined $25,000 and placed on probation until June 15 for their actions in the clash Saturday night at Darlington Speedway.

Busch and Harvick's on-and-off feuding resumed Saturday night after contact Busch had with Harvick led to Harvick wrecking with teammate Clint Bowyer late in the race.

Afterward, Harvick waited for Busch and then positioned himself to park his car in front of Busch on pit road. Busch pulled onto Harvick's bumper, Harvick climbed from his car and, just as he threw a punch into Busch's window, Busch used his car to bump Harvick's car out of the way.

The empty car turned and hit the inside wall. No one was hurt, but Harvick's crew members were running down pit road when the car hit the wall.

Both drivers were at Dover Motor Speedway Thursday practicing for Friday night's Camping World Truck Series race.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report


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