NASCAR Responds to Kyle Busch and Chase Elliott Breaking Safety Protocols at the Coca-Cola 600

Published 05/27/2020, 7:40 AM EDT

Last week, after the Coca-Cola 600, Kyle Busch and Chase Elliott were pictured talking to each other without any protective masks. And were openly defying social distancing norms.

However, NASCAR will not punish Chase Elliott or double-cross Cup Series champion Kyle Busch for the incident. The drivers had a discussion after the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday night, in which nor was wearing a mask or practicing social distancing.

That is regardless of the authorizing body’s own COVID-19 security conventions, which express that both of the above could bring about a $10,000 to $50,000 fine.

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“Pretty Classy,” the Fox NASCAR Twitter account wrote with the video.

Busch went up to Elliott, after his recent loss at the 600-mile race that almost won to talk. The two had conflicted on target only a couple of days before when Busch destroyed Elliott — which Busch called an erroneous conclusion on his part — in a manner that prompted Elliott giving him the center finger, making the picture of the Coca-Cola 600 discussion the following large thing for NASCAR and its members’ web-based life channels.

Kyle Busch and Chase Elliott should get a fine as per the updated guidelines

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The NASCAR twitter account posted a portrayal of what was going on. What’s more, it simply didn’t exactly follow the new conventions.

The updated law states that teams/drivers if found in violation could attract a $10,000 to $50,000 fine.

Any failure to comply with NASCAR’s COVID-19 Event Protocol Guidelines and/or instructions will attract a penalty. NASCAR’s instructions include screenings, social distancing, compartmentalization, and use of required personal protective equipment, etc.

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Those protocols were added to the standard book in anticipation of NASCAR’s comeback. The series is one of the major sports to come back to activity in the midst of a pandemic. However, they are running shorter programs and occasion plans. There are no after race grand celebrations, and a restriction on the number of team members is on place.

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Mrinal Kuniyal

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Mrinal Kuniyal has been a contributor to EssentiallSports since early 2020 and has focused on Formula 1, NASCAR, and IndyCar. He's a management graduate and his areas of interest include motorsports, marketing, and music.

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