Chase Elliott Sidelined on Lap 43 with engine failure

Chase Elliott
Chase Elliott

YOU ARE BACK IN THE GARAGE NOW, WHAT MORE DO YOU KNOW?
We don’t know but it was some type of motor issue. We went down a cylinder and then started blowing smoke out the pipes. I don’t know what it was. We’ll dig into it and see. But, I’ve been racing Hendrick engines since 2013 and this is the first engine problem I’ve ever had. So, I’ll take those odds all day long. We still have the best engine shop in the business and stuff’s going to happen. We’re pushing it as everyone is. So, we’ll move on to next week and see what we’ve got there.

WHEN DID YOU KNOW THINGS WERE NOT GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION?
Whenever I pulled out of line to let everybody pass me. I don’t know what happened or what broke, but I’ve been running Hendrick Engines since 2013 and this is the first one I’ve had ever give me a problem so I will take those odds all day long. Still proud of our engine shop. They do incredible work over there and still think they are the best in the business, but stuff is going to happen. We are all pushing it pretty hard with engines and tape and temperatures and it’s not cool out here today. A lot of variables obviously that we don’t really know what broke, but we will move on to next week and try to go get ‘em there.

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