By: Pete Pistone – @PPistone | MRN.com on October eight, 2017 | 5:fifty six P.M. EST&#thirteen;
Elliott scored his third second-place end of the playoffs. (Photograph: Getty Pictures)&#thirteen;
Chase Elliott adopted his Dover disappointment of every week in the past with one other second-place end in Sunday’s Financial institution of America 500.
Elliott got here inside a lap and a half of scoring his first profession Monster Power NASCAR Cup Collection win final Sunday at Dover, solely to be handed by Kyle Busch. Many questioned if the frustration would weigh on Elliott and carry over to Sunday’s efficiency in Charlotte.
Any questions have been put to relaxation when Elliott adopted race winner Martin Truex Jr. throughout the end line for his sixth profession runner-up end. It was his third second place of the playoffs and after 4 races, Elliott has a stellar four.2 common end.
“We would have liked to be slightly higher I feel within the center stage and never lose a lot monitor place,” Elliott defined about his race. “That was the place Martin got here on and obtained his monitor place and we misplaced ours and it was simply arduous to get all of it again there towards the top. It was a tough-fought day and actually, from the place we have been in these center levels, I used to be pleased with the best way we fought again and have been capable of get again to the entrance.
“It’s irritating to run like this. We’re undoubtedly uninterested in operating second. However, if we maintain operating like we’re, hopefully the alternatives will probably be there.”
The end moved Elliott additional up the playoff standings and he’s sixteen factors forward of the minimize-off with two races left within the second spherical.
“Properly, you want all you will get,” Elliott stated. “We’ve simply acquired to run like we have been operating at present and if we maintain doing that, it’s going to determine itself out and that’s all you’ll be able to ask for. So, we’re going to struggle and go seize as a lot as we will and see what it’s acquired to supply.”
Now Elliott heads to Talladega Superspeedway subsequent Sunday a monitor the place he’s been excellent at all through his younger Cup profession though he was concerned in an accident again in Might.
“I take pleasure in going to Talladega,” he stated. “I attempted to create raise final time, so I’d wish to maintain all 4 on the bottom and simply maintain it rolling there on the finish and we’ll put up a very good battle.”