Chase Elliott Dumps Dillon To Win In Canada
Dillon ended up finishing 17th and had harsh words for Elliott after the race.
“I knew it was going to be a tough race today. We were out of gas, it sputtered down there in (turns) 5a and b,” Dillon said. “I was doing all I could to hold him off. We were clean through (turn) eight and he just gave up on trying to race and dumped me. He ran through the field and wrecked three or four people. He just doesn’t have any respect.
“It was going to be an awesome point day for us and I was racing hard, but you just don’t go through the grass and wreck somebody. It killed our truck, it killed our day. You’ve got to be smarter than that when you come in these races. You’ve got to earn respect. I hope he runs Iowa. He won’t finish the race,” Dillon said.
The incident between Elliott and Dillon wasn’t the only incident on the final lap. While battling for third Max Papis and Mike Skeen made contact in the final corner, sending both drivers into the tire barrier beside Dillon.
Papis was able to recover and finish sixth, while Skeen crossed the line in 13th. The two drivers bumped and banged on the cool down lap, and a crew member from Skeen’s team tried to reach into Papis’s Chevrolet post-race before getting pulled away by crew members. Later, a unidentified female slapped Papis after the race.
“The 6 car (Skeen) I knew was going to do something not really sportsmanship (like) because that was what he did before because he was trying to bump me around in the wrong corner,” Papis said. “He came into the last corner and just drilled us.
“It was just an amateur move.”
German Quiroga, Ron Hornaday Jr. and polesitter James Buescher also made contact with each other on the final lap. Quiroga attempted to have words with Buescher, but was restrained by NASCAR officials.
After all the mayhem on the final lap, Chad Hackenbracht was scored in the second position at the checkers. Miguel Paludo, Darrell Wallace Jr. and Hornaday completed the top five.