Flip 2 crash shatters Elliott’s title hopes
Chase Elliott was formally eradicated from championship competition earlier than the top of the penultimate Monster Power NASCAR Cup Sequence race at ISM Raceway.
A crash on lap 167 capped off what had been a depressing Spherical of eight for the Hendrick Motorsports driver. Elliott believes a lower tire is what brought on his NAPA Chevrolet to snap round and hit the wall in Flip 2. He was working third on the time of the accident.
“It’s only a continuation of our first two weeks, sadly,” stated Elliott, who will end final. “I hate it for our NAPA group. We had a good NAPA Chevy immediately. It was actually powerful in site visitors to catch guys after which go and whatnot. However I really feel like we have been in a great place to run stable.
“I’m undecided why we had a tire go down — I believe that’s what occurred, at the least; it appeared prefer it. It’s unlucky. Like I stated, these final three weeks have been fairly tough. So, hopefully, Homestead goes higher, and we will get ready, get a great pocket book began for subsequent yr.”
Elliott wanted to win the Bluegreen Holidays 500 to advance into the Championship four for the primary time. A mechanical difficulty at Martinsville two weeks in the past and a crash at Texas pressured Elliott and crew chief Alan Gustafson right into a nook.
Of the three races on this spherical, Elliott’s finest end shall be a 32nd at Texas.