Erik Jones hints his teammate ran dirty at the end of Kansas, and that cost him a win

Erik Jones is not ready to forgive and forget.

Still seething after a late race push from his teammate, Christopher Bell, caused a wreck and knocked Jones out of first place, Jones said he and Bell need to have a conversation about what happened.

"I've never seen him run anyone dirty," Jones told


Jones was leading much of the race when his teammate at Joe Gibbs Racing, Bell, slid underneath him, grabbed the lead, and went right in front of Jones.

Jones ended up running his No. 20 into the back of the No. 18, damaging his car, and Bell made it over the line first.

Here's what happened.

A visibility upset Jones, standing with his lips pursed, wasn't happy in his post race comments broadcast on NBC.

"It's not dirt racing, you know, he's not clear," Jones said. "I just can't stop on the top." He added, "I thought we were gonna race for the win and unfortunately it wasn't much of a race it was more of a wreck."

In his post-race comments, he was still seething.

"We definitely need to talk about it," he continued. "Obviously, Christopher is in the Toyota development line and coming up through the ranks. I'm sure we'll be racing each other for a long time. It's not the way we want to race as teammates or fellow racers, so we'll have to work it out."

Bell told NBC, during the post-race interview, "I never want to wreck anyone," Bell said. Then, he added, "I was clear. It's my first win. I'm sorry that Erik couldn't finish the race. But I'm just stoked."

He continued along that line afterward, when he told reporters, "I'm going to apologize and it sucks that we couldn't race it out or that he didn't finish the race. I don't know man, I cleared him there. We were both on old tires and we were both sliding around."