Chase Elliott apologizes for his last lap misjudgment that cost him and Joey Logano their chance at the win at last night’s race at Bristol. After the crash, Chase dropped down from P2 to P22.
After the race, Chase talked to NBC sports about the crash. He said, “Just going for the win, trying to get a run underneath (Logano) and got really loose. As soon as I turned off the wall I had zero chance in making it.”
He added that he feels bad and takes the full blame for the incident. He said, “I’ll certainly take the blame. I feel like I had to keep him behind me right there to win the race. I hate that we both wrecked but can’t go back in time now.”
"He wrecked me."
— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) May 31, 2020
Elliott was running boldly, trying to take the lead and Logano was doing all he could to defend. After that, one wrong turn from Chase got him into Joey’s car and both of them spun. They made contact at the fourth turn and drifted into the barriers with just one lap remaining. His move cost both of them suffered massively as Joey and Chase finished at P21 and P22.
Kyle Busch talks about the Chase Elliott- Joey Logano incident
After the race, Kyle Busch talked about his race finish and how the incident impacted his race. He said that they got the result because all the guys crashed in front of him. First, Denny Hamlin got a flat after his crash. After that, The number 9 car of Chase Elliott and the number 22 car of Joey Logano made contact. And Brad Keselowski just got by him to take the lead. And he had to slow down to avoid the wreckage.
He said, “I had to check up for those guys wrecking. And we fell to fourth and that’s all we had.”