Jeff Burton, Kevin Harvick meet
TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Teammates Jeff Burton and Kevin Harvick, who were angry with each other during the Sprint Cup race at Martinsville last weekend, said they are OK after a meeting on Tuesday to clear the air.
"We're both very competitive people," Burton said Friday. "We're a family [at Richard Childress Racing]. Sometimes families argue among themselves. We sat down and had a great meeting and we'll be batter teammates for it."
Harvick felt Burton was brake-checking him on restarts during the race at Martinsville and said, "He's out of mulligans. I'm not putting up with it anymore."
Burton was unapologetic at Martinsville and said he did nothing wrong.
"There'll come a point when he realizes that everybody in the world's not against him," Burton said last weekend. "And every time it's a conflict, he's involved."
Harvick said both drivers feel differently now.
"The thing with Jeff and I is there's a lot of respect there," Harvick said Friday. "We've had spats before, but it's easy for us to talk about those things and figure it out."
Burton said it's difficult to know the right thing to do with a teammate during a race.
"Being teammates is hard," he said. "You always expect more out of teammates. You try to be a good teammate and help each other, but you also try to beat each other.
"This time we both could have handled it better," he said. "We'll learn from it. It's completely over."
Terry Blount is a senior writer for ESPN.com.
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