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NASCAR officials to meet with Austin Dillon and Cole Custer after Xfinity incident

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NASCAR officials expect to meet with Austin Dillon and Cole Custer this weekend at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, following their incidents on the track on Saturday during the Xfinity Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.

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Steve O’Donnell, executive vice president and chief racing development officer, appeared on SiriusXM radio and said NASCAR has already met with Dillon, crew chief Justin Alexander and spotter Andy Houston.

The drivers were racing in the DC Solar 200 when Custer clipped Dillon on lap 191. The contact sent Dillon spinning while Custer was able to gather up his car and continue forward. However, during the following caution, Dillon drove into Custer and forced him into the outside retaining wall.

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But O’Donnell suggested that no penalties were forthcoming.

“We made sure Austin understood where we were and where we stood on his actions that took place,” O’Donnell said. “We plan on meeting with both drivers prior to practice out in California. We’ll continue to look at the videos … and again leave the door open as we continue to review. It was a really short night coming back from Phoenix, so we’ll take our time from that.”

For his part, Custer claimed responsibility, both on television and on social media after the race.

 

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