Battle In The Desert - Dillon, Crew Chief, Spotter Called To Hauler Post-Race

By nascarguy
Mar. 19, 2017

Austin Dillon and Cole Custer were racing hard in Saturday's DC Solar 200 at Phoenix Raceway when Custer's No. 00 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford clipped Dillon's No. 2 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet on Lap 191 -- and sparked some chippy driving.

As a result of the contact, Dillon's No. 2 Chevy went spinning, while Custer was able to save his car and continue the race.



[Austin Dillon called to NASCAR hauler after contact with Custer]

"It was 100 percent my fault," Custer said after the race. "I got in there too deep, got really loose going in and couldn't put any wheel into it. That was pretty much it. Just all my fault. Something that won't happen again. We had a great race leading up to that. ... It is unfortunate I cost us and the 2 car there.

"It definitely sucks for us points-wise but I guess you can kind of expect that when he gets taken out," Custer continued on Dillon's response. "I can understand how frustrated he is about it. It is what it is. I will try not to have that happen again."

Dillon was scored 33rd, while Custer finished 21st.

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