Kevin Harvick apologized for comments he made about Ty Dillon during Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.
The Richard Childress Racing teammates were involved in an on-track incident in the closing laps of the race.
"I think there was just a lot of emotion involved," Harvick told Fox Sports 1 on Sunday. "I hate it for everybody at RCR. You go back and look at the things that happened, and sometimes you regret the things that you say for sure. Yesterday was definitely one of them. I hate it for my guys, and everybody working on the cars. Obviously, when those emotional situations come about, you say things that you really don't want to say. I just want to apologize to all of those guys, work hard today and try and do everything we can to win the race."
Harvick said the incident was just out of frustration about how the race ended. While Darrell Wallace Jr. was celebrating his victory, tempers were still flaring in the garage following a Lap 189 tangle between Harvick and Dillon. After Dillon bumped Harvick, the two entered pit road and Harvick stopped in Dillon's pit stall to voice his displeasure.
From there, chaos ensued as crew members for the RCR stables fired back with words of frustration.
Dillon continued on to finish 22nd and Harvick placed 30th.
Right after the race, Harvick said, "(Dillon) just dumped me. Exactly the reason why I'm leaving RCR, because you've got those kids coming up and they've got no respect for what they do in this sport and they've had everything fed to them with a spoon. So, I cut him slack all day and, you know, he just dive-bombs me in there, dumps me. I've got to thank all these Anderson Syrup guys for everything that they do. It's a shame you've got to get taken out by some rich kid like that."
Harvick said Sunday he has not spoken to Dillon about what happened since then.
"I think it's best for all of us to just cool down and have a sensible conversation about things that are going on. I wish that's what I would have done yesterday. It's one of those situations that you don't want to be a part of, but I don't have anybody else to blame but myself."