Edwards, Harvick involved in garage altercation, witnesses say
Updated: October 10, 2008, 2:06 PM ETBy Marty Smith | ESPN.com
I was really trying to screw up everyone's day. Love, Carl.
-- Carl Edwards, from a note sent to Kevin Harvick after the AMP Energy 500 last weekend
No punches were thrown, witnesses said.Edwards didn't deny the two argued, but wouldn't discuss the incident. "The deal with me and Harvick is between me and him and there's nothing else to talk about," he said. "I'm not talking about that. That's just what it is. We know where each other stand and that's it." Although photographers from CIA Stock Photography and Lowe's Motor Speedway caught the moment, both refused to show the photos to The Associated Press and said they had no plans to publish the pictures. Witnesses claim the verbal exchange Thursday was in reference to a handwritten note Edwards left on a seat in Harvick's airplane following the AMP Energy 500 last weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. The note facetiously thanked Harvick for disparaging comments he made toward Edwards on ABC following a multicar wreck on Lap 174 of 188, which was triggered when Edwards tapped teammate Greg Biffle. In it, The Charlotte Observer, which obtained a photo of the note, reported Edwards sarcastically wrote, "I was really trying to screw up everyone's day. Love, Carl." Several championship contenders were caught in the melee, including Harvick, who had harsh words for Edwards and his strategy after the accident. "I know that his fans won't be very proud of him sitting back there riding around like a pansy," Harvick said. "If he had been racing all day, maybe he would have known how long the front of his car was." NASCAR did not immediately comment on the issue.
Marty Smith is a contributor to ESPN's NASCAR coverage. The Associated Press contributed to this report.