Kevin Harvick is still upset with good friend Tony Stewart, who ran into him in the closing laps at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and ruined what should have been a second-place finish.
"He's called. I just haven't answered," Harvick said Thursday between practice sessions for the inaugural Busch Series race at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
The contact between the two cars with 10 laps to go in Sunday's race damaged Harvick's front fender and ruined his Chevrolet's handling. Stewart drove off to victory, Harvick faded to seventh, and the difference cost him 24 points in the standings and $116,439 in prize money.
As they head to Pocono Raceway for this weekend's Nextel Cup race, the duo will have to work through Harvick's hard feelings. Stewart admitted right after Sunday's race that he'd made a mistake by running into Harvick while attempting to retake the lead.
"If I'm going to preach about give and take, it's stupid for me to not do the same thing," Stewart said. "If I want people to race me with respect, I'm going to race people with respect. I didn't mean to get into Kevin.
"There was no logical reason to get into him. That was a mistake on my part."
Many drivers have long complained about Stewart's give-and-take rants, saying the two-time champion doesn't practice what he preaches. That seemed to be Harvick's take Thursday.
"If you're going to preach it, you've got to back it," Harvick said. "I understand he probably made a mistake, but when you're on the receiving end of it, it's not a part that I take lightly."