WATCH: “Ruins everything he races”- Fans react as Austin Dillon triggers a multi-car pile-up during his SRX debut at Eldora Speedway
Austin Dillon had a mechanical failure and slammed into the wall on his SRX debut at Eldora Speedway.
The multi-car crash at Eldora (SS) and Austin Dillon (Credits: @austindillon3/Twitter)
NASCAR Cup Series’ Richard Childress Racing driver Austin Dillon was involved in a crash during his Camping World SRX Series debut at Eldora Speedway. The grandson of team owner Richard Childress was the latest driver from Cup Series to compete in the Superstar Racing Experience (SRX). He joined others like his teammate Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, and Daniel Suarez. However, his day did not go as expected, as he was met with an unexpected crash.
Though Austin Dillon won at Eldora Speedway for the Craftsman Truck Series in 2013, he had tough luck this time. His car slammed into the wall because of a radiator hose burst causing other drivers like Chase Briscoe, Hailie Deegan, Marco Andretti, and others to pile up. Overall, six cars were collected in the incident, and the drivers were unhappy.
Austin Dillon, fellow Cup driver Chase Briscoe, and Tony Kanaan had to retire from the heat one due to the unfortunate crash. Meanwhile, Deegan and Andretti hopped on their backup cars for the main event. After the incident, Dillon took motorsports journalist Matt Weaver under the hood to show what happened to his car to start that wreck. Though some fans appreciated this move by Dillon, others were frustrated.
Here is how the fans reacted to the multi-car pile-up caused by Austin Dillon
NASCAR fans had a mixed reaction to Austin Dillon’s crash at Eldora Speedway. “Austin Dillon ruins everything he races” and “Believe it or not, there are actually idiots in the comments who believe Austin Dillon is responsible for the mechanical failure that caused this wreck” were two contrasting opinions. Some fans blamed Dillon for the pileup. And others defended him by saying it was a mechanical failure and there was nothing he could have done about it.
One fan commented, “Austin Dillon & Chase Briscoe were flying, too. Unfortunate for the series newcomers.” It was not the debut Dillon would have wanted, and some fans sympathized with him. Other users expressed their disappointment as they were looking forward to seeing him and Briscoe compete for a win on the dirt track. Take a look at some of the other reactions below.
After the crash, the SRX CEO Don Hawk, Austin Dillon, and his crew checked under the car to see if they could fix it. Unfortunately, they could not. After all, there is not much a driver can do when there is a mechanical failure. However, Dillon might another chance to prove his worth in the SRX Series.
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