Considering Chase Elliott finished Sunday’s Overton’s 400 in 10th place after starting 13th, some might expect him to be pleased with his race. But the 21-year-old thinks he could have recorded an even better result had it not been for his own “bad call.”
Elliott decided to make an unscheduled pit stop during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, as he thought he had a flat tire. After the stop, Hendrick Motorsports discovered he actually didn’t have a puncture, and could have stayed out on the track.
Although a top-10 finish technically is a solid result, it isn’t good enough for Elliott. Currently seventh in points, Elliott still has yet to win a Cup race, and consequentially could miss out on the playoffs for the second consecutive year.
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