Can we all agree on this one before we dive in …
Never enter Bristol Motor Speedway dirty. So far.
“I love this place,” said Kyle Larson, who won Saturday’s thriller in Tennessee. “This is my favorite track. That’s why. You guys are great and noisy. We feel energy while racing. Everyone, using the hard earned money I Thank you for coming to see us wearing. I’ll show you. “
Well, people got the value of their money … and some!
Chase Elliott vs. Kevin Harvic. Who?
OK, let’s talk about it.
Chase Elliott vs. Kevin Harvick! What a show, no matter which side you are on.
Elliott was leading Harvic by unwinding the lap when bottled with lap traffic. Harvic made it 3 wide and finally pinched Elliott’s right tire in the wall.
After Clyde’s Goodyear jumped out and lost three laps on the pit road, he returned to the track just behind Harvic (it’s strange that it worked).
Not surprisingly, Chase didn’t clean the path the most, and of course made it difficult for Harvic to get back around him the rest of the way.
And the difficult thing is … well, ask Kevin!
“It was a kind of chicken ** movement,” Harvic said. “We are racing for a flickering victory in Bristol. We are 3 wide in the middle and he throws a tempered tantalum as I was trying to take the lead and race hard. . “
I understand, chase … it’s your turn.
“That’s what he always does. He always hits your left side on other tracks,” Elliott said. “He was tired of racing with me, so I did it to me in Darlington a few weeks ago. At some point you need to draw a line. I know who he is and he I don’t care how much he does it. “”
Will Harvic destroy Elliott?Go around Charlotte Roval
So where are we going from here?
For starters, this isn’t over. It didn’t end in the pits when they threw punches (who got it? Do you think it’s Harvic?), And it didn’t end when they entered Elliott’s carrier 15 minutes later. They will arrive in Vegas this weekend.
But don’t believe my words.
“I told him I wanted to tear his freaky head,” Harvic said after the race. “It’s all Chase’s way, or it can’t be helped, and if he gets lost, he has a seizure.”
Both drivers easily advanced to Round 12, but due to the playoff points, Chase starts the round with a decent cushion (+8). Meanwhile, Harvic goes to Las Vegas, 12 points below the cut line.
Something is telling me to go around that exclusion race at Roval. Chase is obviously really good, and road racing usually leads to hurt feelings. It seems to be the best place to drop gloves.
Bristol is back. Don’t cover it with soil!
Stick to Bristol for another minute before you go to Las Vegas.
Again … don’t cover it with soil. Yes, next year’s schedule has already been set and the Easter Night Race will be held on Bristol’s soil. And yes, it will probably be an interesting event.
But if anything turns out in the Saturday race, it means that the old Bristol is back. If you want to overtake someone, you basically have to move them. The race leads to hurt emotions, difficult decisions, and closed-door conversations.
What more do you want?
NASCAR Playoffs Forecast
OK, go to Sin City!
The Round of 12 begins in Las Vegas on Sunday night and heads for Taradega and Charlotte Roval. Kyle Larson (Surprise!) Won this race in March and will definitely be a favorite here, but tell me that one of Joe Gibbs’ boys has something to say about it. Will give you.
Speaking of JGR and Hendrick Motorsport, both teams pushed all four drivers into the round. Who made Christopher Bell so far when this year began?
For future plans, move on to Round 8 with the next driver: Larson, Elliott, William Byron, Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Ryan Blaney, Harvic.
The next four: Alex Bowman, Bell, Penske teammates Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano.
NASCAR playoffs shot in Bristol’s arm thanks to Elliott and Harvic
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