Thursday, September 21, 2023

Video: Austin Dillon Tosses Helmet at Tyler Reddick After MASSIVE Crash

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Austin Dillon suffered a hard crash at Pocono on Sunday after contact with Tyler Reddick. After climbing from the car, Dillon threw his helmet toward Reddick’s car.

Austin Dillon saw a solid run come to an end prematurely and in a severe crash after contact with Tyler Reddick on Lap 106 of Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series 400 at Pocono Raceway.

Dillon, who was running 11th at the time, went hard into the outside wall with the right side of his No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. Here is a video of the massive impact that ended Dillon’s day:

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After climbing from his battered race car, Dillon expressed his anger at his former teammate by tossing his helmet at Reddick, who was driving by the scene of Dillon’s crashed race car.

Here is a video of Dillon’s helmet toss:

And here is a slow-motion video replay of the helmet throw:

Instead of a top-10 to top-15 run, Dillon will be credited with a 34th-place finish.

Reddick was able to continue on without much damage and currently runs 10th on Lap 108.

After being evaluated and released from the infield care center, Dillon had not cooled off much at all. When asked what message he was trying to send to Reddick with the helmet toss, Dillon responded with, “That I was mad.”

Dillon was so frustrated because he felt Reddick did not race him smartly considering the fact that they were in a three-wide battle and what point of the race it was.

“I felt like I was holding my own,” Dillon said. “He was at my left rear going in there. I knew we were three-wide. I think I have a right to at least hold my lane. I have to turn at some point to get down. Brad [Keselowski] is on the outside, maybe a half lane up. Tyler drove it in there, and obviously, I felt he drove it deep enough where he had to come up the track into me.”

Dillon then says that the helmet toss wasn’t enough, and that he’s going to start taking matters into his own hands on the racetrack.

“No, I just need to start wrecking some people,” Dillon lashed out.

Here is Dillon’s full post-infield care center interview from the USA Network broadcast:

Toby Christie
Toby Christie
Toby is the Founder, and Editor-in-Chief of Toby is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, he is an award-winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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