Hendrick Motorsports Chase Elliott who drives the No.9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series says he was disappointed to be on the receiving end of a rare mistake by Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kyle Busch during Wednesday night’s Toyota 500 at Darlington Raceway.
The pair were battling for second place in the closing stages of the race when Busch slightly clipped Chase Elliott resulting in Elliott being forced to retire from the race while Busch finished the race in second place.
Speaking about the incident on Friday ahead of Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Elliott said:
I don’t think he did it on purpose. “Again, I hate that I was on the wrong end of a rare mistake on his end. For a guy that doesn’t make many, hate that it was me that took the blow.
Elliott went on to say that he had no regrets about giving Kyle Busch the middle finger saying that at the time he felt it was warranted.
The pair will be back on track for qualifying and then the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday.