Austin Dillon ‘disappointed’ with former teammate

LONG POND, PENNSYLVANIA - JUNE 02: Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 Dow Chevrolet, is involved in an on-track incident during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway on June 02, 2019 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Austin Dillon didn’t really get a chance to show what he had Sunday at Pocono Raceway.  After starting 10th the Richard Childress Racing driver was trying to move up through the field. As he tried to pass Jimmie Johnson, Dillon appeared to slow.  He was tapped from behind by the Ford of Paul Menard.

Dillon’s Chevrolet was sent sliding up into the wall.  The damage was too much, and Dillon was forced to the garage after just 28 of the 160 laps.

After exiting the infield care center, Dillon spoke to Fox Sports. It was clear he blamed Menard for the contact.

Yeah, he did. That’s disappointing,” Dillon told Fox Sports. “We had a pretty decent car, and the car’s killed, and 21 hit us. You can see everybody’s piled up in there, and he drove in too deep, missed the corner, hit me in in the back, took me out of the race.” MORE>>>

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