Chase Elliott showed the quality expected of him in the last race. He finished second, behind Chris Buescher “I just needed to be able to do a better job getting in some different lanes. And then being second there, the top (groove) had gotten so dominant there at the end,” Elliott said for motorsport.com “The bottom was pretty good there early in the night and you could run down there for a long time, and then as the night went on the top got better and better and better, and that momentum was hard to beat."
Chase Elliott had confidence, he was ready to go to the very end, but it was not enough next to the seeded Buescher. That doesn't change the fact that he was really great. “Unfortunately for me, we never got to any lapped traffic to make (Buescher) move, but we were starting to there in those last three or four laps.
I felt like we were gaining, but I wasn’t close enough to do anything with him”.
Chase Elliott and races
Elliott warned from the beginning of the play off how difficult it would be until the very end. He is aware of the competition, and how unpredictable racing is with Next-Gen cars.
“Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad to have the points and I’m glad that we had a good regular season to be able to make that happen, but nobody is safe in these rounds,” he said. “And we want to do better, too.
Elliott wants to continue his good performances and believes that he can fight for the very top in every race. “We had a shot to win (at Bristol), but we want to have a shot to win every week. I think we’re very capable of that. We’ve just got to put it all together and execute solid races”.