NASCAR: No evidence of Kevin Harvick wrongdoing ... yet
Vice chairman Mike Helton said NASCAR reviewed Sunday’s finish at Talladega Superspeedway and hadn’t discovered any evidence yet of wrongdoing by Kevin Harvick.
Several teams had questioned whether Harvick intentionally spun Trevor Bane to cause the final caution flag.
“Obviously some of the teams have questioned what (Harvick) did on the restarts,” Helton said. “We went back and walked through with them. Procedurally, from NASCAR, we don’t see anything there that is suspect so far.
“The only thing I mean about ‘so far’ is I’ve been around long enough to know that something could crawl out of the woodwork in the next 24 hours.”
Asked if NASCAR would be prepared to act if evidence was found, Helton said “we historically have been.”
How does NASCAR determine if a driver intentionally causes a caution?
“That’s speculative,” Helton said. “I’ve got no idea. I’m telling you as of right now, with reviewing what we did and reviewing it with a couple of teams that questioned it, we’re comfortable with the way we handled everything.”
Helton also explained the reason for an aborted attempt at a green-white-checkered finish in the Camping World.com 500. The video of his interview is above.