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War of words between Rhodes, Dippel after Eldora altercation

ROSSBURG, Ohio — As fireworks ignited on the backstretch moments after Thursday night’s Eldora Dirt Derby, a heated exchange between Ben Rhodes and Tyler Dippel provided a different kind of fiery display.

02 Young’s Motorsports Chevrolet, reaching into the cockpit before a NASCAR official and crew members separated them.

The altercation stemmed from an incident after the final restart with two laps remaining in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series showdown at Eldora Speedway.

The pair traded paint and sheet metal on the cool down lap before it came to a head.

2 GMS Racing Chevrolet, roughed him up in Turn 2, resulting in significant damage to the left side of Rhodes’ machine.

This year’s regular season, which concludes for the Gander Trucks next week at Michigan International Speedway on Aug. 10, has been a trying one for Rhodes.


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