NASCAR Truck Series contender Johnny Sauter risks a suspension after crashing against Austin Hill in Iowa, Hill saying he would not "tolerate" this race after the race.
In turn 138 out of 200, Austin Hill hit Johnny Sauter at Turn 4, which sent Jump Against the Wall – an action by Hill in retaliation for Sauter who had dismissed him earlier.
In his crumbling truck, Sauter then returned to the track while the race was under caution, hurtling down Hill and crashing into his No. 16 Toyota.
Hill was able to continue in the race and finished 13th. He is seventh in the standings with a place ahead of Sauter.
Sauter was immediately parked by NASCAR for the remainder of the race and was ordered to report to the NASCAR carrier after the conclusion of the event.
NASCAR officials confirmed that Sauter risked a possible suspension when the series heads debate the case this week.
Any penalty would be announced probably Tuesday or Wednesday.
Sauter declined to comment leaving the speedway's indoor treatment center.
When asked after the race about the incident, Hill said, "It's hard to run with this guy.
"We were very competitive to enter Turn 1.
"He touched me a bit and I sort of returned the favor." I do not run like that.
"If you want to beat me like that and try to get me out – I guess he was angry at Texas last week – I do not know.
"I will not stand it.
"I try to make everyone run to the class, but when they run like that, I can not stand it. We will just move on.
"I have bigger worries than the truck # 13.
"I'm more focused on the championship, we'll just continue to work and see what happens."
When asked if he would like to have the opportunity to speak to Sauter face-to-face about the incident, Hill replied, "If he wants to come and talk to me about it, he can, but it's not will not be beautiful words. "
The race in Iowa was marked by an additional tragedy: Ross Chastain took the win on the road, but he was then stripped of the win for a violation of the height of the fall, handing the honors to Brett Moffitt.
Chastain becomes the first victim of a new policy adapted by NASCAR before the start of the 2019 season, which disqualifies race winners who fail a post-race track inspection.