While running in front of Chase driver Kevin Harvick in the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, Austin Dillon wound up in the wall. The wreck, Dillon said, was because Harvick wasn’t happy about a “silver-spoon kid” outrunning him. But it sounds like Dillon’s still mad about an insult from three years ago.
Brian Scott and Casey Mears wrecked behind Dillon, and Dillon had quite the sassy interview after it all went down:
The whole “silver spoon” thing Dillon referred to started more than three years back, when Fox Sports reports that Harvick had some flattering words for Dillon after a wreck at Martinsville Speedway. At the time, Harvick and Dillon were teammates—yes, teammates—at Richard Childress Racing. Team owner Childress is Dillon’s grandfather.
From Fox Sports:
“The (No.) 3 just dumped me,” Harvick said. “(That’s) exactly reason I’m leaving RCR, because you’ve got those kids coming up that have got no respect for what they do in this sport and they’ve had everything fed to them with a spoon...It’s just a shame you have to get taken out by some rich kid like that.”
Oh, by the way—that was a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. Harvick was a full-time Sprint Cup Series competitor at the time, meaning he was over in the truck race for giggles.
What a wonderful rivalry this was. Good thing Dillon hasn’t forgotten about it.