Elliott joked about his post-race interview at Watkins Glen after he was taken out by teammate Kyle Larson
Last week, the NASCAR Cup Series raced at Watkins Glen International. The finish of the road course event brought drama to the Hendrick Motorsports camp.
Kyle Larson and teammate Chase Elliott restarted on the front row with just a handful of laps remaining. Race leader Elliott picked the outside lane, Larson went to the inside.
As the launch, AJ Allmendinger gave a huge shove to Kyle Larson. As they rolled into turn one, Larson was nosing ahead of Elliott.
Larson elected to drive it deep into the corner. He doored Chase Elliott and forced him wide. Elliott fell to 5th as Larson took the lead and the race win.
Chase Elliott: Post Race Interview at The Glen
Elliott was noticeably frustrated with his teammate. He climbed from his car and walked right to team owner Rick Hendrick and Jeff Gordon also stood in the circle. Elliott was animated in his discussion.
Second later, Elliott was handed a microphone and asked to comment on the race with his teammate. He was clearly thinking one thing and saying another…
“Just, congrats to Kyle,” Elliott stated more than once.
Elliott added, “Seriously, he did a great job. They did a great job. Looking forward to going to Bristol next week.”
However, Bristol wasn’t on the schedule for this weekend. In actuality, the series was heading to Daytona International Speedway.
Chase Elliott makes a joke of the comment from last week
On Friday, the NASCAR Cup Series sat in the garage area at Daytona International Speedway. The qualifying session was rained out.
On Saturday, the field has been set by the rulebook and they were scheduled for a night race. However, a huge rain storm surrounded the area.
After several hours of attempting to dry the track for the NASCAR Cup Series event, the race was eventually called. And at that moment, Chase Elliott made light of last weeks comments.
Elliott tweeted, “Not raining in Bristol btw..”
The NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona has been rescheduled for Sunday morning. The race will conclude the regular season and set the official playoff grid.