Yesterday, NASCAR star driver Chase Elliott was involved in an unfortunate incident in the final stage of the race. The incident ended his race early and he finished in the second last spot.
After the race, Chase said in an interview with Fox, “The splitter was in the ground a long way and it was just dragging too much,”
He added, “It wasn’t getting any air to the engine, so it was getting really hot. So, it just wasn’t worth continuing. I hate it. We really started the day struggling pretty bad and finally got it going pretty good, I thought, later on. Ultimately, I just got in a bad spot there and went around.”
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Chase Elliott started a multi-car incident
Chase Elliott, the last year’s race victor was involved in an unfortunate incident alongside Austin Dillon. Both of the drivers suffered heavily and ended their race with only 55 laps left in Monday’s Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway.
Before the incident, Elliott was running in the top five. However, he was fighting hard with Brad Keselowski, and was unable to dodge a push. After that, Elliott moved to the center path and spun. Dillon wasn’t able to avoid Chase’s car and was struck.
After that, Chase’s Hendricks crew attempted to fix his vehicle during a pit stop. They were able to put the car back on track but the team decided to retire the car after just a few laps.
Eventful race at Talladega
During the race, There were 19 distinct race leaders and over 56 swaps for the 1st place. After that, Ryan Blaney put up a strong show in the dining laps of the race to assert the Geico 500 title at Talladega Superspeedway. Blaney crossed the line seconds before a massive accident happened behind him during the final lap.
Additionally, TG Daugherty Racing’s Ricky Stenhouse Jr. finished the race in second place. And Stewart-Haas Racing’s Aric Almirola put up a strong show to finish the race in third place.