Kyle Larson in a Chevrolet recovered and passed Harvick with four laps to go, hampered by Chase Elliott who had lost a tire in the duel with the former leader. In the final creepy fight!
Kyle Larson won round 3 of the first round of the NASCAR 2021 playoffs in Bristol. But the fight between Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick held the spot, saying: “I’m ready to cut off someone’s head!”. The reference is to the accident between the two just a few laps from the end, with Harvick in command and Elliott in pursuit: contact between the two and Elliott’s tire exploding.
the tripping of elliott
Wheel change of tire and return to the track right in front of Harvick. Elliott thwarted the leader by allowing team-mate Hendrick Larson to catch up and overtake Harvick himself with four laps to go. After the race Elliott (25th at the finish) and Harvick (second) insulted and accused each other.
The quarrel between the two overshadowed the other news of the day, the elimination of all the drivers of Chip Ganassi, who remain out of the second round of the playoffs. It will start from Las Vegas on September 26, with the same mechanism: twelve drivers competing (against 16 in the first round) and three races to eliminate four others and remain eight.
nascar 2021, the ranking of the playoffs
This is the situation at the end of the first playoff round of Nascar 2021:
1. Kyle Larson (Chevrolet) 3,059 points
2. Martin Truex jr (Toyota) 3.029
3. Denny Hamlin (Toyota) 3.024
4. Ryan Blaney (Ford) 3.024
5. Kyle Busch (Toyota) 3.022
6. Chase Elliott (Chevrolet) 3.021
7. Alex Bowman (Chevrolet) 3.015
8. William Byron (Chevrolet) 3.014
At risk of elimination after the second round:
9. Joey Logano (Ford) 3.013
10. Brad Keselowski (Ford) 3.008
11. Christopher Bell (Toyota) 3.005
12. Kevin Harvick (Ford) 3.002
Eliminated after the first round of the playoffs: Aric Almirola (Ford), Kurt Busch (Chevrolet), Tyler Reddick (Chevrolet), Michael McDowell (Ford).
September 19, 2021 (change September 19, 2021 | 12:14)
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