The Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway had everything you could ask if your a race fan. From good hard racing, to an accident and a driver trying to purposefully spin another off the track, not to mention a feud between a driver and his owner.
The soap opera started when Kevin Harvick and Ty Dillon made contact with 13 laps to go in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. Dillon tried a risky move on the first turn in order to take over second place from Harvick. He bumped Harvick in the side, and both drivers spun out.
The two drivers immediately went back at it after the caution, and Dillon tried to spin Harvick out, to no avail. Then, when Harvick was in pit row, he stopped his truck in Dillon’s box so that Dillon wouldn’t be able to enter his pit stall.
It gets even better…
Back in November, it was announced that Harvick would be leaving RichardChildress Racing for Stewart-Haas Racing. That deal won’t go through until 2014, so Harvick is in a bit of a lame-duck period with his current team. But because he’s on the way out, he didn’t mind unloading on RCR and Dillon, the grandson of RCR namesake Richard Childress, via USA Today‘s Jeff Gluck.
All in all, a good day at the track.