WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- Juan Montoya was as hot and spicy as the gum on his No. 42 Dodge on Sunday when Kevin Harvick threatened to "kick his a.." for causing a wreck Montoya said was not his fault.
On Lap 72 heading into Turn 1, Montoya went wide. Martin Truex Jr. touched Montoya and got his car loose going in to the corner. Montoya then unintentionally hit the No. 29 of Harvick, setting off a chain of crashes that brought out a full-course red-flag caution for major cleanup -- and a major shoving match between Montoya and Harvick ensued.
Climbing outside of his car while parked on the track, Harvick approached Montoya first, the two faced off and Montoya pushed Harvick. Harvick then pushed back.
Of what transpired Harvick said, "My interpretation is you just got run over. I guess the No. 1 [Truex] ran over the No. 42 ... it just all goes up in smoke because some people get impatient. It just seems like [Montoya] runs over someone every week."
From Montoya's perspective, it was a racing incident and the driver said he didn't appreciate the way Harvick reacted.