Chase Elliott Reveals He Was Waiting For Someone to Spoil His Race

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July 17, 2020 8:07 pm

Chase Elliott is undoubtedly the most famous NASCAR driver at the moment. The 24-year-old has maintained a dreamy form throughout this NASCAR season.

He is currently in the 4th position of the drivers’ standing. Although Elliott has only 1 win in this season, he boasts of 7 top 5s, 9 top 10s, and 5 stage wins. Right now, he has 575 points to his name. With a race win, he has a secured position for the playoffs.

However, luck hasn’t been on Elliott’s side this season. He was the contender to win Toyota 500 at Darlington and Coca-Cola 600 race.

With only 28 laps left in the Toyota 500 at Darlington, Elliott came in contact with Kyle Busch while running in second. This even prompted him to flip Busch off as he drove by.

In the following race, the Coca-Cola 600, Elliott was driving when William Byron’s punctured tire brought about a caution. Elliott’s team chose for pit before the restart. Eventually, this decision led to Elliott dropping out of the lead. Yet he managed to come in at P3.

However, Elliott bounced back by winning the Alsco Uniforms 500 in the wake of passing Kevin Harvick for the lead with 27 laps to go.

He almost bagged a win back to back, at Bristol, until he collided with Joey Logano with three laps to go. Chase Elliott ended the race at 22nd.

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Chase Elliott – All-Star race winner

Elliott won the 2020 NASCAR All-Star Race at Bristol in the wake of winning two of the three stages. He simply dominated the last section.

The triumph made the Elliotts the second father-son duo to win the All-Star Race, joining Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

In an interview, the driver was asked if he expected someone to hit him to win the All-Star race. He responded by saying that he expected this as this race wasn’t carrying any points.

He said, “You have to expect that. Especially this one, no points online or anything. But, the goal is to get far enough away where they don’t have that option.

“Luckily it worked out and got the restart at the end. Was able to put together the last 15 laps to seal the deal.”

Abhay Aggarwal

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