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BRISTOL, TENNESSEE - APRIL 15: Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Busch Latte Ford, drives during first practice for the NASCAR Cup Series Food City Dirt Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 15, 2022 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images) | Getty Images
BRISTOL, TENNESSEE - APRIL 15: Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Busch Latte Ford, drives during first practice for the NASCAR Cup Series Food City Dirt Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 15, 2022 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Kevin Harvick Falls Out of Bristol Race Early, Not Happy with Track Prep

Kevin Harvick finished 34th in Sunday night’s Food City Dirt Race NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway after only completing 100 laps.  He was not pleased with the Bristol race being held on dirt or on the track prep to start the race:

KEVIN HARVICK, No. 4 Busch Latte Ford Mustang – WHAT CAN YOU TELL US?  “The first thing I can tell you is we did a terrible job prepping the track and full of mud and there was nobody here to pack the track, so we all look like a bunch of bozos coming in to pit because we don’t know how to prep the track.  And then we don’t get the lucky dog for whatever reason with two cars on pit road, and then we got run over.  I don’t know who ran us over at the end.”

AFTER YOU GOT YOUR LAP BACK DID YOU FEEL LIKE?  “I had a great car.  The racetrack was fine.  They just did a terrible job to start with.  They’ve done this before, but, obviously, it doesn’t look like it.”

WILL YOU GO AND TALK TO THEM OR SAY SOMETHING?  “You can’t talk to them.”

YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO.  “Might be, but if I had my choice we wouldn’t be doing this anyway.”

DO YOU THINK THIS IS SOMETHING THAT’S SALVAGEABLE?  “What’s the point, really?”

THE POINT IS SOMETHING DIFFERENT AND GOING BACK TO THE SPORTS’ GRASSROOTS.  “I guess the TV ratings will tell that.  If the TV ratings are high, it’ll be great.”

YOU REALLY LIKED THIS TRACK THE WAY IT WAS, RIGHT?  “I think Bristol is a great racetrack, but it must not have been what everybody liked.”

PRETTY FRUSTRATED?  “I think it’s ridiculous that we’re doing what we’re doing anyway.”

— Ford Performance —