Chase Elliott rallied for his second victory of the season as rain delayed the race for over several hours.
it was a long night in Nashville however, Elliott didn’t mind at all.
Elliott pulled away from 23xi Racing runner-up Kurt Busch and powered his No. 9 Chevy across the finish line with a margin of .551 seconds.
A late caution in the final laps sent some of the race’s best rides to pit road and out of a chance to win when others, including some that had struggled, stayed out and found themselves at the front for a four-lap shootout.
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Many people were left with a mixed reaction regarding Elliott’s win as they were an appreciation of his victory however, at the same time criticism came at NASCAR for the fact that officials didn’t call caution when Brad Keselowski experienced trouble in the final 4 lap showdown restart with 2 laps left of the race and Elliott in lead.
No caution when Chase is leading. Dale Jr 2.0
— Jon (@jonponline) June 27, 2022
Of course when Chase is in the lead there’s no caution
— BaileyR01 (@BMR0123) June 27, 2022
Mickey mouse win
— GDB #RicOut-HertaIn (@GDB_LPN) June 27, 2022
Cry more. Deserved the win
— Jacob Troxell (@trox3) June 27, 2022
NASCAR with another awful no call on yellow lmao what a joke
— Clint8813🇺🇸 (@Clint8813) June 27, 2022
NASCAR fans were infuriated by the fact the same caution which made Busch choose to come into the pit cost him more a front raw finish while Elliott was gifted a win by not calling caution.
Following the race Chase Elliott appreciated Ryan Blaney’s gesture to help him win the race at Nashville.
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