Chase Elliott and Kurt Busch were eliminated from Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway after an accident on lap 183.
The duo were racing inside the top 10 but after a restart Busch lost control his car and slid into Elliott racing off the fourth turn resulting in heavy contact for both cars.
“I was running the low groove and it just stepped out on me,” Busch said. “I wasn’t even trying to fill the hole or go 100 percent. I had it at 90 percent and I knew Chase was going to be on my outside and it was just that quick. We were back there in the dirty air, but Turn 4, I always know it is slick and I wasn’t even pushing through there and it stepped out on me. Ruined his day, ruined my day.
“I hate it for all the Chase Elliott fans and the Kurt Busch fans and my hometown fans. I wasn’t even pushing hard. I knew we had one more stop and then we were going to go. It just stepped out on me. It is ridiculous.”
It was the second DNF of the year for both drivers.
“I think (Busch) just got loose on the bottom there and I was unfortunately the guy that was up top,” Elliott said. “We were just trying to be solid today and make the most of what our NAPA Camaro had and I thought we were doing a pretty good job of that kind of like what we did last week. … Kind of in the wrong spot in the wrong situation.”