Matt Kenseth still remorseful over Martinsville wreck with Kevin Harvick (UPDATED)


UPDATED (8:23 p.m. ET): Looks like Kevin Harvick isn’t ready to forgive Matt Kenseth for knocking him into the wall in last weekend’s Eliminator Round opener at Martinsville Speedway.

Earlier today, Kenseth said he was still remorseful about the incident, which began when Kenseth wheel-hopped going into Turn 1. Kenseth then spun out and as that occurred, he got Harvick, who was turned around before tagging the wall.

After the race, Harvick vowed that Kenseth would not win this year’s Sprint Cup championship – and following tonight’s Sprint Cup qualifying session at Texas Motor Speedway, Harvick did not appear to back off that threat.

When asked by USA Today if he was still upset about Martinsville, Harvick responded: “Absolutely.”

He was then asked if his face-to-face conversation with Kenseth earlier today over the incident had changed anything, to which he shook his head no and added: “I gotta do what I gotta do for my team to make it happen. He put us in the hole.”

Harvick is currently 28 points behind the cutoff to advance to the Sprint Cup Championship Race – dead last among the eight remaining Chasers.

Before Kenseth met with Harvick, he talked with the media this morning.

“I don’t think it’s something I’ll ever feel better about,” Kenseth said in reference to what occurred last weekend. “The only way I’ll probably feel a little better about it or whatever is if he makes it to Homestead, because if he doesn’t win a championship, at least it wasn’t because of my stupid mistake.

“But until then, I don’t know how much better I’ll feel about it.”

Kenseth also said that the only way the Martinsville situation could have been worse is if he had wrecked one of his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates, and that prior to last weekend, he and Harvick had gotten along well enough on the track for some time.

As for being on guard against possible retribution from Harvick in Sunday’s AAA Texas 500, Kenseth said he couldn’t worry about the things he can’t control.

“I don’t feel it’s ever constructive no matter what it’s about,” he added. “I really can’t spend any time worrying about it. He knows it was a mistake. I’ll try to make it as right as I can possibly make it and move on from there.

“I can only control my own car and what I do and all that stuff, and obviously, I did a poor job of that last weekend.”

Kenseth recovered from his incident with Harvick to finish sixth and hang on to the fourth and final advance position for the Sprint Cup Championship Race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Saturday’s Supercross Round 5 in Houston: How to watch, start times, streaming info


The championship race has tightened up as the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series heads to NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, for Round 5 of the 2023 season.

With his 450 victory in the Anaheim Triple Crown, Chase Sexton has moved within four points of two-time and defending series champion Eli Tomac.

Jason Anderson is coming off a second place in Anaheim after crashing out of the first two rounds while racing in the top five. Ken Roczen earned his first podium last week since the 2022 season opener and the first for Suzuki since Chad Reed at Detroit in 2019.

Here are the pertinent details for watching Round 5 of the 2023 Supercross schedule at NRG Stadium in Houston on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023:

(All times are ET)

BROADCAST/STREAMING SCHEDULE: TV coverage of Round 5 will begin Saturday at 8 p.m. ET streaming on Peacock and will re-air Monday, Feb. 6 at 1 a.m. on CNBC. The Race Day Live show (including qualifying) will begin on Peacock at 2:30 p.m. ET.

NBC Sports will have exclusive live coverage of races, qualifiers and heats for the record 31 events in SuperMotocross. The main events will be presented on Peacock, NBC, USA Network, CNBC, and NBC Sports digital platforms.

Peacock will become the home of the SuperMotocross World Championship series in 2023 with live coverage of all races, qualifying, and heats from January to October. There will be 23 races livestreamed exclusively on Peacock, including a SuperMotocross World Championship Playoff event. The platform also will provide on-demand replays of every race.

ENTRY LISTS: 450 division l 250 division

EVENT SCHEDULE (all times ET):

Here are the start times for Saturday, according to the Monster Energy Supercross schedule from the AMA:

2:05-2:15 p.m.: 250SX Group C Qualifying 1
2:20-2:30 p.m.: 250SX Group B Qualifying 1
2:35-2:45 p.m.: 250SX Group A Qualifying 1
2:50-3 p.m.: 450SX Group A Qualifying 1
3:05-3:15 p.m.: 450SX Group B Qualifying 1
3:20-3:30 p.m.: 450SX Group C Qualifying 1
4:20-4:30 p.m.: 250SX Group C Qualifying 2
4:35-4:45 p.m.: 250SX Group B Qualifying 2
4:50-5 p.m.: 250SX Group A Qualifying 2
5:05-5:15 p.m.: 450SX Group A Qualifying 2
5:20-5:30 p.m.: 450SX Group B Qualifying 2
5:35-5:45 p.m.: 450SX Group C Qualifying 2
8:06 p.m.: 250SX Heat 1
8:20 p.m.: 250SX Heat 2
8:34 p.m.: 450SX Heat 1
8:48 p.m.: 450SX Heat 2
9:22 p.m.: 250SX Last Chance Qualifier
9:33 p.m.: 450SX Last Chance Qualifier
9:53 p.m.: 250SX Main Event
10:27 p.m.: 450SX Main Event


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FINAL 2022 STANDINGS: 450 points standings | 250 East points standings250 West points standings


ROUND 1: Eli Tomac opens title defense with victory

ROUND 2: Oakland postponed by storms

ROUND 3: Tomac holds off Cooper Webb again

ROUND 4: Chase Sexton wins Anaheim Triple Crown


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