Chase Elliott has been disqualified after a race in Nashville for loose falls in the car
Chase Elliott was on his way to a good finish in Sunday’s Cup Series race in Nashville. Then the wheels almost came out.
This cost him after the race.
Elliott was disqualified after NASCAR inspectors decided there were five loose clocks in the No. 9 car. It is unclear how many tires were damaged. He dropped from 13th to last, finishing 39th on Sunday. The Cup Series Champion lost all but the points he scored in the race.
Elliott’s win in Stage 1 made the penalty even harder. He lost 10 bonus points and one knockout point to win the stage. These points were awarded to second-placed Kurt Busch in Stage 1.
Elliott conveyed to his team that he felt a vibration on the left back in the final laps, but the team chose to keep Elliott on track.
“The No. 9 covers were released at the end of the race. At the end of the race, Chas was shaking,” said Chad Knaus, vice president of the Hendrick Motorsports competition.On Jayski.com). “There were a lot of tire problems throughout the day, so they were hopeful that it was a cord or something that was creating vibration, so they chose to run the race. It’s unfortunate that the walnuts vibrated. “.
Elliott teammate Kyle Larson won the race, counting his fourth consecutive victory in the All-Star Race. As for the other Hendrick riders, William Byron finished third and Alex Bowman finished 14th.