Harvick, Edwards Take it to the Garage (Updated)

Jen PrestonSenior Analyst IOctober 9, 2008

The friction caused after last week's "Big One", caused when Carl Edwards got into the back of teammate Greg Biffle, apparently wasn't left in Alabama.

ESPN's Marty Smith broke the news that an altercation  occurred between Edwards and Kevin Harvick, who was caught up in the wreck last week at the Talladega Superspeedway. 

According to Smith, Edwards approached Harvick in his Nationwide Series garage stall, and a heated discussion soon took place. When Harvick went to leave, Edwards allegedly grabbed him by the shoulder to turn him back around. 

This led to Harvick, the 2006 Busch Series Champion, to shove Edwards, the 2007 Busch Series Champion. The push sent Edwards into the No. 33 Camping World Chevrolet, which left a dent in the hood.

While witnesses tried to separate the two drivers, Harvick's motor-home driver Jeff Smith allegedly put Edwards in a headlock after grabbing his neck. The two were later separated.

Witnesses are saying the argument was about a note Edwards left in Harvick's airplane last week, "thanking" him for disparaging remarks Harvick made about Edwards.  The Charlotte Observer is reporting that the letter said "I was really trying to screw up everybody's day.  Love, Carl."

NASCAR is calling this a non-incident and doesn't plan on punishing either driver.

Update: While Carl Edwards wants to keep the drama between he and Chase contender Kevin Harvick between the two of them, Hurricane Harvick isn't on the same page.

"You've just got to be careful who you want to pick a fight with," Harvick said during Nationwide Series qualifying today.

"If you want to pick a fight with the wrong person sometimes it turns around and bites you, no matter how big and tough you think you are.''

When Marty Smith asked Harvick if he was trying to get into Edwards' head, he sarcastically said "that wouldn't be too hard," with what Smith said were "a few expletives I can't say on national television."

NASCAR is yet to issue a comment on what they're calling a non-incident.