Poolroom From Chase Elliott’s Hometown Takes a Shot at JGR After Kyle Busch & Denny Hamlin’s Disqualification in Pocono

Published 07/27/2022, 9:45 AM EDT
Avondale, Arizona, USA; NASCAR driver Chase Elliott celebrates with the checkered flag after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Championship at Phoenix Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Pocono front fascia blunder saw Joe Gibbs Racing’s two top drivers, Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch, being disqualified from the race. This allowed Chase Elliott to take his 4th win of the season. In light of this, a pool room from Dawsonville, the winner’s hometown, cracked a joke on JGR using tapes on their cars in regard to something falling off their own signage.

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In a Twitter post, Dawson Pool Room wrote, This letter on our sign keeps falling off. Maybe some clear tape will help hold it? The tape will be hidden behind the letter, so no one should notice it is there. @JoeGibbsRacing do you have any extra we can borrow?”

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The hilarious post made a mockery out of the fact that JGR had used a piece of clear tape on the lower corners of the front fascia of the car.

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This ultimately led to the disqualification of race winner Denny Hamlin and the second place winner Kyle Busch. Finally, Chase Elliott, who was running third, took the win.

Toyota issues a statement after the disqualification of Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch

David Wilson, the president of Toyota Racing Development, issued a statement following the disqualifications of JGR’s two drivers, stating that he was “disappointed” with the outcome.

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DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 15: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Toyota, drives during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series 64th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 15, 2022, in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Wilson stated, “…we applaud NASCAR’s hyper-vigilance when it comes to policing the rules on this new car.”

“We stand by the team’s decision not to appeal the disqualifications and also continue to stand by NASCAR’s efforts to keep the playing field fair for everyone competing in the series.”

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Due to the disqualifications, both JGR drivers, Kyle Busch and Denny Hamin, received last-place points. Furthermore, they last all stage points and playoff points gathered during the Pocono race.

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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, 'Noobs Onboard', for a while now, covering NASCAR, F1, W Series, MotoGP, WRC and the WEC. Following motorsports for more than a decade now, he has become a devout supporter of McLaren Racing, Sir Lewis Hamilton, and Ayrton Senna.

Edited By: Ranvijay Singh

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