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Kevin Harvick loves the drama his shove of Keselowski created after Texas

  • Driver Brad Keselowski practices for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz., Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    Driver Brad Keselowski practices for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz., Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)  (The Associated Press)

  • Driver Jeff Gordon practices for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz., Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    Driver Jeff Gordon practices for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz., Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)  (The Associated Press)

  • Jeff Gordon acknowledges members of the the media before qualifying for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz,. Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    Jeff Gordon acknowledges members of the the media before qualifying for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz,. Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)  (The Associated Press)

Kevin Harvick does not regret shoving Brad Keselowski from behind — a move that escalated a pit road brawl between Keselowski, Jeff Gordon and their teams — but he acknowledged Friday he could have behaved differently.

But, Harvick readily admitted he loves the drama that the fight created.

Harvick has always played the Machiavellian role in the NASCAR garage, and did again following Sunday's race at Texas. Gordon was attempting to confront Keselowski on pit road when Harvick rushed in from behind and shoved Keselowski into the scrum.

It ignited a brawl that left both Keselowski and Gordon bloodied, and four Hendrick Motorsports crewmen were suspended by NASCAR.

Harvick said he pushed Keselowski because he believed the driver should not ignore Gordon after an aggressive on-track move ruined Gordon's race.