Dillon was lined up on the inside of the front row alongside leader Jimmie Johson. The No. 3 Richard Childress Racing team elected for track position and took two tires on its pit stop when the caution flew on Lap 254 for an AJ Allmendinger crash.
When the green came back out, Dillon was hit from behind by Martin Truex Jr., sending him through the grass and into the inside retaining wall.
“I’m fine, it just sucks,” Dillon said. “We will have to work hard the next two weeks to get the points back. I felt like I got to third gear pretty clean and then the next thing – I feel contact and I am spinning through the grass. It’s part of it and we took two tires there and you know the risk when you get into it. You just hope that doesn’t happen obviously. I got to third without spinning the tires, and I felt like we got contacted. We will just go on to next week.”
Elliott had led 103 laps prior to the accident.
“I think the No. 3 (Dillon) spun his tires, I think they put on just two tires,” Elliott said. “I think (Truex) was trying to push him and ended up getting him out of shape and then I think (Kyle Busch) didn’t see it and ended up getting into me. I tried to get off the brakes and get down to keep that from happening but definitely unfortunate. We had such a good car, and I am devastated that we didn’t get the result that the guys deserved. We just have got to go and do more of that next week.”