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“My Biggest Mistake Was…” – Ross Chastain Gets Brutally Honest on Wrecking Kyle Busch & Chase Elliott at Texas

Published 09/24/2022, 10:45 AM EDT

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The infamous Ross Chastain, explains what was his biggest mistake, that led to the massive wreck with Kyle Busch and Chase Elliott during the All-Star race at Texas Motor Speedway earlier this year.

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Chastain stated, “Yeah definitely watch it, study it. Look at all, we got a tonne of data from all the drivers. You can see, I just never thought since the moment I saw the fire come out of his exhaust of turn 4, that he would be coming down the track to the field, I just didn’t think that or still don’t think that.”


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“So, I made the decision early and my biggest mistake was not reevaluating going past the restart zone, going past the start-finish line I just had in my head, I’m just gonna follow the #2 car right underneath him and Kyle was trying to get out of our way and we met there so. Standby my initial decision and I just wish I would have kept thinking and I just kinda locked in on and get to follow the #2 car behind, it was obviously the wrong decision.”

Kyle Busch had slowed himself down after getting loose at a  corner and almost tapping the wall. But for some reason he went down the track while he slowed himself down, leaving no space for an oncoming Ross Chastain, who ended up hitting him. after the initial hit, Chastain glided across the track and collected an unlucky Chase Elliott in the process.

NASCAR fans react to the statement given by Ross Chastain regarding his All-Star Wreck

Fans blamed Kyle Busch for the incident since he was the one to have slowed and moved into the path of faster oncoming traffic.

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Fans shot a bunch of sarcastic comments towards Chastain and Busch for the incident, though the majority believed in this instance, Busch was the one to be blamed completely.


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Written by:

Srijan Mandal


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Srijan Mandal is a NASCAR author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Master’s in Journalism and has been writing for his own blog as well, covering NASCAR, F1, F2, W Series, MotoGP, DTM, IndyCar, WRC, and WEC. Following motorsports for more than a decade, he has become a devout supporter of McLaren Racing, Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Bubba Wallace, Sir Lewis Hamilton, and Ayrton Senna.
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Nizamul Haque Bhuyan