Ever since drivers started crashing in the Next-Gen cars, they have complained about the impacts they faced after the crash. But ever since Kurt Busch had to miss almost half the season because of concussion-like symptoms after just one incident, it started a domino effect. And Chase Elliott believes NASCAR is going backward.
A lot of drivers have blamed NASCAR for not fixing the issues. But everything got aggravated when Alex Bowman is forced to sit out of some of the most important Playoff races for the same symptoms. His teammate throws some shade at the sport’s poor handling of the issues.
In a recent press conference at Talladega, Elliott talked about this exact issue. He said, “We should have gone forward with a new opportunity and a new car. We have these years of experience and knowledge and time of racing and crashing these cars and teams working on them and building them.
"We can have something new in 2022 that offers all this technology, all this time, and experience of all these people and allow it to go backward. Especially with safety," said Elliott.