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Dale Earnhardt Jr., Landon Cassill ‘spar’ over drafting help on Twitter

Paint and sheet metal weren’t the only things traded this week following the crash-filled playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway. A flurry of 140-character jabs flew between competitors, too, when Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Landon Cassill openly discussed their drafting practices on Twitter.

It started Sunday when Dale Jr., making his final Talladega start, didn’t quite get the drafting help he was hoping to receive from Cassill — making his frustration known over team radio.

In the end, Junior contended for the win after navigating through a series of multi-car crashes, including the Lap 173 “Big One” that ended Cassill’s day (and involved upwards of a dozen others — many of them playoff contenders).

 

After the race, the two traded barbs on Twitter (playful barbs, we think).

Junior, in the past, has heaped praise upon Cassill’s abilities…

…but things are different now.