So Carl Edwards and Kevin Harvick got into it a little bit on a rainy Thursday at Lowe's Motor Speedway -- Read that story by our own Jim Utter here.
Hey, I don't have a problem with this. The brief timeline of events: Edwards caused a wreck in Talladega with his over-aggressive driving (he admits this). Harvick ripped Edwards on TV after the wreck, which also wrecked Harvick's day.
Then Edwards got mad about that, left a "funny" note for Harvick where he cursed him and signed it, "Love, Carl." And then we got the verbal and physical altercation between the 2 that spiced up today's otherwise gray day.
NASCAR needs guys like Edwards and Harvick and Kyle Busch, and it's a shame that Busch -- the best black-hatted villain currently in the game -- isn't better than his current 11th in the points chase. I'm at the LMS track today, and the Harvick-Edwards scuffle is all anyone is talking about.
I explore the "black hat" phenomenon in NASCAR in this column in Friday's Observer (and on our popular thatsracin.com website). Darrell Waltrip, a black hat turned white hat himself, had some great comments about it.