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Sport Kyle Busch spins Chase Elliott late in Darlington race; Elliott responds with gesture

06:15  21 may  2020
06:15  21 may  2020 Source:   nascar.com

Denny Hamlin wins rain-shortened Wednesday night race at Darlington

  Denny Hamlin wins rain-shortened Wednesday night race at Darlington Denny Hamlin won his second race of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season in a rain-shortened Toyota 500 at Darlington Raceway. Hamlin was leading the race when the caution came out with 28 laps remaining when Kyle Busch spun Chase Elliott on the frontstetch. Elliott’s No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet made heavy contact with the […]RELATED: Unofficial race results

William Clyde " Chase " Elliott II (born November 28, 1995) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series

Elliott and Kyle Busch had the strongest cars on the track, however Busch encountered a fuel issue early in the Final Stage, setting up a one-one-one battle with Martin Truex Jr. for the win. Despite a strong push from the defending race winner, Elliott was able to hold off Truex in the final laps.

Kyle Busch spins Chase Elliott late in Darlington race; Elliott responds with gesture Kyle Busch spins Chase Elliott late in Darlington race; Elliott responds with gesture Hendrick Motorsports driver Chase Elliott was turned into the wall with 28 laps remaining following contact from Kyle Busch in Wednesday night’s Toyota 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Elliott was running second in the closing laps of the race when he received a heavy tap from Busch’s No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, sending the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet nose-first into the inside frontstretch wall heading into Turn 1.

Elliott was unable to continue in the race, showing his frustration with Busch after exiting his race car by delivering a one-fingered gesture. Busch overtook the second-place position before a red flag was displayed for inclement weather with 22 laps remaining. The race was then declared official.

“There’s no question I made mistake and misjudged the gap,” Busch said following the race.

This story will be updated

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