#4 Pit call
Another thing fans need to be honest about is that Chase Elliott took the lead after not stopping to pit before overtime, which gave him lucrative track position to get the win. Of course NASCAR is a team sport and requires a team effort, but him winning had more to do with strategy and not just a pit stop.
With that in mind, it seems like this was more Alan Gustafson’s doing then that of Chase Elliott’s. Furthermore, it only seemed to work due to several outside factors that will be explained in the next couple of slides. In the end, Elliott didn’t dominate the race, he wasn’t even among the lap leaders, he was just in the right place and the right time and his team made the right call.