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Denny Hamlin, Austin Dillon are feuding

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09:56 AM ET 11.04 | Austin Dillon thought Denny Hamlin didn't race with a whole lot of respect late in the Nationwide Series race Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway. Dillon, who finished sixth while Hamlin was fifth, showed his displeasure by crowding Hamlin on pit road following the race. Hamlin responded by putting Dillon's car in the wall and then making what could be considered quite a disrespectful comment. "He got his ride because of his name," Hamlin said. Dillon is the grandson of team owner Richard Childress, whose daughter married former driver Mike Dillon. "My last name is Dillon," Austin Dillon said. "If you look back in the books, there isn't really anybody named Dillon that ran real well. My dad hit the wall a lot so I'm going to blame it on him. But no -- That's a good comment for him (Hamlin) if he wants to think that way. I'll take the high road." Hamlin said that Dillon has a history of not giving anyone room and that's why Dillon has gotten into wrecks earlier this year.

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November 4, 2012  02:18 PM ET

Excuse me Mr. Hamlin....but YOU are the last person to complain about someone driving with no respect.......you may be right but too bad for you.

Making reference to someone getting a ride because of his name.......well, who cares....if one were to check the geneology of all the drivers.......that could apply to many of them, as they are realted to or knew someone who knew someone......that was as low a comment as Logano making reference to Delana's firesuit.....Hamlin, your comment only makes you look bad.

Dillon shows sign of being a good & aggressive driver......but he does need to lose some of his arrogance on the track.

November 4, 2012  02:18 PM ET

"realted to" should read "related to".

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November 4, 2012  07:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Excuse me Mr. Hamlin....but YOU are the last person to complain about someone driving with no respect.......you may be right but too bad for you.Making reference to someone getting a ride because of his name.......well, who cares....if one were to check the geneology of all the drivers.......that could apply to many of them, as they are realted to or knew someone who knew someone......that was as low a comment as Logano making reference to Delana's firesuit.....Hamlin, your comment only makes you look bad.Dillon shows sign of being a good & aggressive driver......but he does need to lose some of his arrogance on the track.

dillon will be a top 20-25 driver in cup at best... the nationwide results prove it

November 4, 2012  07:13 PM ET

also, its fixed 100% and they dont even try to hide it... the chances of jimmy and brad finishing 1 and 2 are less than 1 in 500 and you know its gonna happen before the checkered flag... I could almost believe the improbable happening if it hadnt happed the same last year with the top 2... there is no debating this, its a fact.

November 4, 2012  07:42 PM ET

HELP! I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THE CHASE RACE RULES!

Since Brad and Jimmie both have 5 wins, what happens if NEITHER of them win the remaining 2 races BUT they TIE in points ---------> Who wins it then????

November 4, 2012  08:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

HELP! I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THE CHASE RACE RULES!Since Brad and Jimmie both have 5 wins, what happens if NEITHER of them win the remaining 2 races BUT they TIE in points ---------> Who wins it then????

I don't know what the answer is, but my opinion would be to then go to who has the most chase wins between them. Just my opinion. Good ole Johnson, or as the bandwagon fans love to drool and say soon to be six time, has got to be the luckiest man in the history of sports. For real. Now Im not a fool, the man is a bada-- driver of course. He is a champion, But even his worshipers can't deny that when he needs something over his career, a late caution, rain, another driver blowing up ect. It always happens Always. today was another example. Gonna run out of gas, a caution, then he wasn't gonna win, a caution lol. Its a long and painful rerun for me. But thats what you get with this chase thing. he will be a (6 time chase winner) Earnhardt and Petty. 7 times the real way. Just my friendly, humble opinion lol

November 4, 2012  08:13 PM ET

I also love how the last couple of years with about 3 or 4 races to go, when its down to 2 drivers, all of a sudden they have the 1st and 2nd fastest car. lol Last year I didn't wanna believe it but now its to funny.

November 4, 2012  08:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I don't know what the answer is, but my opinion would be to then go to who has the most chase wins between them. Just my opinion. Good ole Johnson, or as the bandwagon fans love to drool and say soon to be six time, has got to be the luckiest man in the history of sports. For real. Now Im not a fool, the man is a bada-- driver of course. He is a champion, But even his worshipers can't deny that when he needs something over his career, a late caution, rain, another driver blowing up ect. It always happens Always. today was another example. Gonna run out of gas, a caution, then he wasn't gonna win, a caution lol. Its a long and painful rerun for me. But thats what you get with this chase thing. he will be a (6 time chase winner) Earnhardt and Petty. 7 times the real way. Just my friendly, humble opinion lol

its sports entertainment... not luck

November 4, 2012  10:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

HELP! I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THE CHASE RACE RULES!Since Brad and Jimmie both have 5 wins, what happens if NEITHER of them win the remaining 2 races BUT they TIE in points ---------> Who wins it then????

I heard someone who said they weren't sure BUT that they would look at who had the most 2nd place finishes and so on. It is bugging me that I can't find the answer anywhere.


Not a Johnson or Brad fan, but that is who it is down to......SO, I will post it again.

November 4, 2012  10:55 PM ET

HELP! I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THE CHASE RACE RULES!

Since Brad and Jimmie both have 5 wins, what happens if NEITHER of them win the remaining 2 races BUT they TIE in points ---------> Who wins it then????

November 5, 2012  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Good ole Johnson, or as the bandwagon fans love to drool and say soon to be six time,

Aw shucks....

Soon come...

November 5, 2012  09:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

HELP! I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THE CHASE RACE RULES!Since Brad and Jimmie both have 5 wins, what happens if NEITHER of them win the remaining 2 races BUT they TIE in points ---------> Who wins it then????

Since there seems to be a movement to belittle Soon To Be 6 Time's Chase victories, my question would be if we went back to the old scoring system to determine titles who would be the champ in each of the "Chase" seasons?

I'm couldn't be bothered doing it myself but there might already be somebody who has already done it?

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November 5, 2012  10:56 AM ET

It is funny how Denny talks all kinds of trash and drives people into walls or runs into them during caution flags (Kesalowski) down in the Nationwide Series. He acts like he is the end all be all down there. He does it there because he knows that if he pulled that in the Cup series he would have his
!@# handed to him. He is nothing more than a bully on the play ground and one of these times his team won't be there to keep the other driver from thottling his sorry behind.

November 5, 2012  11:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I heard someone who said they weren't sure BUT that they would look at who had the most 2nd place finishes and so on.

This is correct. If there is a tie in points it goes to wins (first place finishes), then it goes to second place finishes, and so on until the tie is broken.

November 5, 2012  11:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Since there seems to be a movement to belittle Soon To Be 6 Time's Chase victories, my question would be if we went back to the old scoring system to determine titles who would be the champ in each of the "Chase" seasons?

The website Jayski usually has those stats. JJ would have about 3 championships (non-consecutive), Jeff Gordon would have an additional 1-2, Carl Edwards would have won last year by a wide margin, and that's just off the top of my head.

November 5, 2012  11:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I don't know what the answer is, but my opinion would be to then go to who has the most chase wins between them. Just my opinion. Good ole Johnson, or as the bandwagon fans love to drool and say soon to be six time, has got to be the luckiest man in the history of sports. For real. Now Im not a fool, the man is a bada-- driver of course. He is a champion, But even his worshipers can't deny that when he needs something over his career, a late caution, rain, another driver blowing up ect. It always happens Always. today was another example. Gonna run out of gas, a caution, then he wasn't gonna win, a caution lol. Its a long and painful rerun for me. But thats what you get with this chase thing. he will be a (6 time chase winner) Earnhardt and Petty. 7 times the real way. Just my friendly, humble opinion lol

I think NASCAR is just upset Jimmie had his issues last year so he couldn't be the 8 time consecutive champion.

Throw me into the conspiracy camp between NASCAR and JJ, or more like NASCAR and Hendrick. Jeff Gordon used to be NASCAR's luckiest driver, with cautions and the like seemingly going his way, but that time has now passed.

Now it is the time JJ. He gets all theluck these days with cautions at the right time and what not. Look at yesterday, the 5 hit the wall and was almost completely down the backstretch before the caution flew when typically NASCAR would throw a caution when a car just got out of the groove. But wait JJ was in third and had to pass the 18. So we stay green until that happened.

The 48 complains about the 2's restart and the media overanalyze it and groupthink, or NASCAR's orders, start to question the 2's actions. Yet had Jj done the exact same thing everyone would be calling it brilliant and not raise an eyebrow to it at all.

And one more thing from the radio broadcast. Talking about Chevy being at 699 wins the one broadcaster's comment to a GM person less than 50 laps into the race, "So when Jimmie Johnson wins the race here today it will be Chevy's 700th win right?"

Surprisingly I'm starting to agree with Frank, NASCAR is being run by the same clowns who run the WWE.

November 5, 2012  11:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

The website Jayski usually has those stats. JJ would have about 3 championships (non-consecutive), Jeff Gordon would have an additional 1-2, Carl Edwards would have won last year by a wide margin, and that's just off the top of my head.

Thanks.

 
November 5, 2012  12:23 PM ET

It is disappointing that J.J. is now 99% certain of being Mr Six Time......that just killed my enthusiasm in watching the last 2 races.

Denny, can you and Dillon please bring your feud to the next two cup races.......the fans need something to keep them awake.

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