NASCAR announced they have suspended Chase Elliot for his actions at Charlotte Motor Speedway. NASCAR ruled that Elliot intentionally wrecked Denny Hamlin during lap 186 of the Coca-Cola 600, and Denny Hamlin went after Chase Elliot on his podcast, “Actions Detrimental” on Tuesday.
Corey LaJoie will fill in for Elliott in the No. 9, and Carson Hocevar will fill in for LaJoie in the No. 7.
- Chase Elliott right-hooked Denny Hamlin following contact off of turn four during the Coca-Cola 600. The wreck was immediately called out as retaliation by Clint Bowyer and Hamlin, but Elliott denied it in his post race interview
- This penalty is consistent with NASCAR’s penalization of Bubba Wallace last season at Las Vegas. Wallace was suspended one race for intentionally wrecking Kyle Larson. NASCAR did not comment about playoff waivers, but Bob Pockrass noted that Elliott would have to request another playoff wiaver following the suspension.
- Fans are upset at the situtation, but most generally understand why Elliott was penalized the way that he was.
The Main Characters
This is the incident that caused Elliott’s suspension.
In the Stands
Yes. NASCAR is being consistent.
Time will tell
On Your Screen
DannyB understands the penalty.
From the Pressbox
Bob Pockrass reports that Corey LaJoie will replace Chase Elliott at Gateway.
Pockrass also notes that other drivers have been granted a waiver after suspensions.