Martin Truex Jr. admitted to taking away Kevin Harvick’s chance after hitting the sides of Stewart-Haas Racing’s No.4 Ford at Kentucky Speedway.
Harvick was in contention to win the race at Kentucky Speedway but because of the last-lap clash with Truex’s No.19 Toyota, he could only finish 4th in the race. As a result, rookie Cole Custer got his first-ever Cup Series victory.
Truex, who finished 2nd in the race, admitted that he took Harvick’s chance to win the race. He said that he apologized to Harvick for the incident.
“I think it’s always important to get it out of the way quickly. I know Kevin well. We’ve raced together a long time. I have a tremendous amount of respect for him. Like I said, typically we don’t have any issues. I just misjudged getting in behind him. I felt bad about that.
“I think I probably took away his chance to win the race. I just wanted him and (crew chief Rodney Childers) and his guys to know, hey, it’s on me, my bad. Can’t go back and change it now. Definitely was sorry that I did it.”
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