NASCAR America: Tension rises at Texas between Austin Dillon and Kevin Harvick


A look-back and discussion on the crash between Kevin Harvick and Austin Dillon during the AAA Texas 500, which resulted in strong words from the two afterward.

“I really don’t think Kevin had a reason to wreck him, best I can tell, I don’t think it was intentional,” said Brian Vickers. “It was just hard racing. Now it’s up to Austin to go home, watch the replay, and see what he thinks.”

Harvick did apologize over his radio and during his post-race interview.

“It was more the comments that surprised me,” said Steve Letarte. “The silver spoon comment by Austin Dillon kind of surprised me because that goes back to years ago to a comment that Kevin Harvick had about the Dillon boys, I think it was four years ago at Martinsville, so the fact that was still on his mind lets me that while this was a completely separate incident, it seemed just an odd thing to bring up at this point in time.”