Gateway raceway was an interesting race, and will be especially remembered for the accidents caused by Ross Chastain. Denny Hamlin and Chase Elliott felt the consequences of Chastain’s careless driving best. Chastain apologized after the race, but most are not happy with just that.
“I owe half the field an apology. Words aren’t going to fix it so I’ll have to pay for it on the track. Almost did today and I deserve everything that they do. I can’t believe that I continue to make the same mistakes and overdrive the corners and drive into guys.
I had time under caution to get reset and we go green and I drive into somebody. Terrible,”.- he said. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is not satisfied with the apology from Chastain. “His words after the race were bulls***. He poured it on so thick.
I don’t know, man. At one point, I almost thought he might be mocking us or something. He’s trolling us. It got so thick there. He was going on and on just repeating himself at times,”.
Jeff Burton commented
Jeff Burton, who was once also a member of NASCAR, commented on Chastain’s apology.
“It’s just interesting to see how people handle different things. Ross at World Wide Technology, I appreciate the apology, but enough is enough. Like, ‘Hey, I did it. It’s my fault. Hard racing. I’m sorry.
I got to go make it right with those guys,” Jeff Burton said. “But it’s enough. Like you’ve done enough. I think you go so far sometimes that people don’t believe you. You know what I mean. I’ve seen that happen multiple times where you take it so far that you’re trying to sell it.
And people are like, ‘OK, that may not be genuine.’ Ross has to consider being real, being genuine, but not taking it so far,” Jeff Burton added.