Kevin Harick voiced his displeasure with a lap 18 crash in the EchoPark Automotive Texas Grand Prix Sunday at the Circuit of the Americas.
The Cup Series race at COTA—the first in series history—had been raced in the rain.
“It’s the most unsafe thing I’ve ever done in a race car by a lot,” Harvick said. “You can’t see anything down the straightaways.
“These cars were not built to run in the rain and when you can’t see, my spotter said, ‘Check up, check up,’ because he thought he saw two cars wrecking. I let off and the guy behind me hit me wide-open because he never saw me.”
Harvick started 11th and fell out of the race scored in 36th.
Winless through 2021, Harvick posted his first DNF since 2019.
“We don’t have any business being out in the rain, period,” Harvick said.
“All I can say is this is the worst decision that we’ve ever made in our sport that I’ve been a part of, and I’ve never felt more unsafe in my whole racing career, period.”
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