Ben Rhodes blocked his trail to a Championship 4 in a final theatre of a Lucas Oil 150 during Phoenix Raceway on Friday.
With 22 laps to go, Rhodes lined adult ninth after a No. 27 ThorSport group pitted. As a margin went into Turn 1, Austin Cindric went to a inside line and Rhodes blocked him. Rhodes spun and took out his teammate Matt Crafton in a process.
The dual drivers were in a parsimonious conflict for a final send position into a Championship 4 during Homestead-Miami Speedway. Due to Rhodes’ DNF, Cindric went on to allege with a ninth-place finish.
“Why would he retard it, because would he retard it?” Cindric asked over a radio. Later while articulate to FS1, he compared a occurrence to what happened between Carl Edwards and Joey Logano in a 2016 Cup culmination during Homestead.
NASCAR red-flagged a competition during with 20 to go, that lasted 17 mins and 7 seconds.
Rhodes organisation arch Eddie Troconis, called Cindric’s pierce a “cheap shot” and combined “he won’t come out purify during Homestead.”
After rising from a infield caring center, Rhodes’ teammate Crafton pronounced he told Ben, “that No. 19 (Cindric) improved not finish Homestead.
When asked about a incident, Rhodes settled that they weren’t going to make Turn 1, even if he didn’t chuck a block.
“Looked like a recklessness pierce to me,” he told FS1.
“He didn’t have a position on me during all, pushing over his conduct we guess.”