Chase Elliott is known as a guy that is cool, calm and collected.
Not only did he prove that by continuing to stay positive despite detractors wondering if he will ever win a race at The Cup level, but also by staying calm after his incident with Denny Hamlin at Martinsville last Fall. With that being said, everyone has their tipping point and not even NASCAR’s new golden boy is immune to a little trash talking now and then.
Although Elliott tried multiple times to find a drafting partner to help him get to the front in the final laps of Sunday’s race at Talladega Super speedway, he was ultimately unsuccessful in doing so and wasn’t very happy about. While he didn’t end up naming names, but he did claim that not everyone was giving it their all.
“It’s tough,’’ Elliott said of not being able to make a move paired with one of the six Fords that finished in the top seven. “You would think those guys want to win the race around me, but they just ride and ride and ride and they have to know in their minds they are waiting too long, even for themselves.
What made the situation even worse was the fact that Elliott seemed to have a car that could win the race, something he hasn’t done at the Cup level yet, but was repeatedly held up by Ford drivers that didn’t want to work with a Chevrolet. Fortunately for fans that were virtually robbed out of good finish by these drivers actions, a lot of drivers missed a chance at winning to do so.
“Last few laps, (I) was really trying to make a run and do something there at the end. Those guys were being awfully patient with one another. I was very surprised. I mean, it was more than obvious that they were not going to help me move forward.’’
Chase Elliott and the rest of The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series will be trying to tame The Monster Mile next Sunday on Fox. With that being said and Kyle Busch’s three week stranglehold of The Cup Series over after Joey Logano’s win at Talladega, one has to wonder who be next to go on a tangent in The Cup Series.