Denny Hamlin upset with Austin Dillon after NASCAR Texas Nationwide race

Denny Hamlin was upset with Austin Dillon after the drivers (who finished fifth and sixth, respectively) made contact following Saturday night's NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.

Here is Hamlin's side of the incident, courtesy of Toyota public relations:

"First of all, he got his ride because of his name (Dillon is Richard Childress' grandson). Second of all, you've got to take advantage of the opportunity. If he's points racing, you can't crowd a guy that's running (for wins). I'm on the bottom; I'm all the way to the apron. I'm doing everything I can, and after the checkered flag, he wants to run into me – so I ran him into the fence.

"Danny (Stockman, Dillon's crew chief) says, 'Look, he ain't got to fix it.' Maybe he needs to take his little ass over there and fix the race car if he wants to keep wrecking. He needs to learn a lesson.

"I believe he got wrecked at Bristol a couple times because he crowds really, really bad. That's part of it. If you're going to pinch, you're going to pay.

"I don't know why he was upset. After the checkered flag he runs into me. I don't know if he feels entitled by the number on his door to think he's tough. If he's going to start it, I'm going to finish it."

Note: I didn't get Dillon's side of the story because I didn't know about Hamlin's comments until the interview time on pit road had already ended.

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