‘Love, Carl' Spurs Edwards, Harvick Scuffle

Carl Edwards

After causing a big wreck with 14 laps to go in last weekend's race at Talladega Superspeedway, Edwards took some heat from Kevin Harvick -- who told the NASCAR media that Edwards had no business racing up front after laying back the whole day.

Edwards wasn't too happy with Harvick, and apparently left a note that said "Kevin, Thanks for (expletive) me on TV - I was really trying to screw up everyone's day. Love, Carl." with Harvick's pilot after the Talladega race. We'll talk more about that in a moment.

In the meantime, things got more intense on Thursday at Lowe's Motor Speedway when Edwards approached Harvick in the Nationwide Series garage during practice. From ThatsRacin:

Witnesses said the incident started in the garage stall where Harvick's No. 33 Chevrolet was parked. Edwards had walked over from his area, two stalls down. The conversation appeared to start amicably, but soon heated words were exchanged, the witnesses said.

At one point, Harvick appeared to turn away from Edwards, who then reached for Harvick's shoulder, as if to turn him back around. Harvick responded by shoving Edwards, who landed on the No. 33 Chevrolet, denting the right-front section of the hood.

The confrontation ended quickly after Edwards had been placed in a headlock (a headlock! Awesome!) by Harvick's hauler driver and then the two were separated.
NASCAR is not taking any action on the incident, and I can't really blame them.

Combined with that, uh, little bit of controversy from the finish of Sunday's race and NASCAR's getting tons of media coverage for some stories that NASCAR has sorely liked.

Heck, what's not to like about Thursday's altercation? It's the resurgence of a once-volatile Kevin Harvick, we're getting more of a look at how aggressive Mr. Nice Guy Carl Edwards can be, and we're also seeing how sincere Edwards writes letters.

If I'm Edwards, I'm putting the words "Love, Carl" on my back bumper because you know every announcer in the world will be using that line when he makes a pass for the next year.

Oh, and there's a race this weekend, too.

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