Fighting for his first win, Chase Elliott got taken out by Denny Hamlin as both were trying to punch a ticket to the championship race. After a heated exchange with each other on the track, the two drivers were interviewed:
Hamlin admitted he took Elliott out and said he felt bad for the team, but he also believed he was justified in trying to clinch a spot at Homestead. He also claimed he was being pushed when the wreck happened, but Elliott disagreed.
“I can’t control his decisions and whatever the hell that was.” Chase Elliott said.
Another interesting point was just how strongly the crowd was behind the 21 year old driver. Booing Hamlin and cheering loudly for Elliott during their respective interviews.