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Kevin Harvick takes shot at Donovan McNabb for saying NASCAR drivers aren’t athletes

Donovan-McNabb-complains-on-first-takeJimmie Johnson won his sixth Sprint Cup title on Sunday, leaving him just one shy of the record for championships won by a NASCAR driver in a career. His dominance of the sport was discussed during a segment on FOX Sports 1, with Donovan McNabb emphatically stating that stock car drivers are not athletes.

“I like what he’s been able to do,” McNabb said. “Do I think he’s an athlete? Absolutely not. He’s not an athlete. He sits in a car and drives. That doesn’t make you athletic.”

Several drivers have been having fun with McNabb’s comments. Earlier this week, Johnson said that he is an athlete and so are all of the other drivers in the sport — including Tony Stewart. While Johnson decided to take the high road and insult one of his own, Kevin Harvick took aim at McNabb.

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Joey Logano: Kevin Harvick’s Wife ‘Wears the Firesuit in the Family’

Sunday’s finish at Pocono involving a crash between Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick was reminiscent of the way their Nationwide Series race ended in March. In Bristol that weekend, the two drivers were battling for fifth on the final lap when Harvick dumped Logano who ended up 14th. Almost the same thing happened on Sunday at the Pocono 500. Fighting for positioning, Harvick nudged Logano on the 198th lap, sending him spinning into the wall. Harvick wound up 4th while Logano finished 13th. If there was anything positive to come from the collision on the track, it was Logano’s priceless reaction. The 20-year-old unloaded on his counterpart after the race. Check out Joey Logano’s comments ragging on Kevin Harvick:

Without question that crash could have been avoided and it sure seems to me that Harvick is trying to send Logano a message on the track. Joe Gibbs, for whom Logano races, is saying he won’t interfere with the two drivers and he’ll just let them work it out. While Joe appears to be patient, something tells me this will take a while before it’s all settled. I’m glad Joey didn’t back down and allow Harvick to push him around.

Kevin Harvick: The All-Star Race Sucks

Kevin Harvick had a pretty good year for Richard Childress Racing, making the Chase as the 11th driver in the standings. He finished up the year as sixth in the Chase standings, 256 points behind Jimmie Johnson. Harvick ran well at the Ford 400 in Homestead, finishing second to Carl Edwards. Problem is Harvick and everyone else was already so far behind the points leader — Jimmie Johnson — that the race was practically meaningless. That’s why host Peter Brown said on Sporting News Radio that everyone loves the All-Star race, because it comes down to just one race — not an accumulation of points. Apparently everyone loves it with the exception of Kevin Harvick, who told Brown differently in an interview:

I think the All-Star race sucks. I think it has absolutely no meaning to anything that we do all year. There’s no points for it and you spend the same amount of money to go out race in a race that has absolutely no meaning. Everybody throws caution to the wind and takes a good chance of tearing everything up including themselves.

Harvick’s known for being a feisty one on the track, so to hear him make that comment really isn’t all that surprising. Thing is, how is the NASCAR All-Star race any different from an All-Star event in any other sport? They’re all spectacles purely for the fans, only this is more dangerous.