Denny Hamlin refuses to blame Ross Chastain for Kyle Busch’s spin at Sonoma, brands the incident as “perfect bad storm”

Ross Chastain’s clash ruined Kyle Busch’s race at Sonoma.

Denny Hamlin refuses to blame Ross Chastain for Kyle Busch’s spin at Sonoma, brands the incident as “perfect bad storm”

Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin (In Circle) and Ross Chastain (Via IMAGO)

The NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma has been one of the most dramatic road courses races the race fans has seen in the recent time. It featured multiple clashes, wrecks and spins that changed the whole direction of the race. One such incident featured two times Cup champion Kyle Busch and Trackhouse Racing’s Ross Chastain.

In the final lap, while attempting a pass on the No:8 Chevy of Kyle Busch, No:1 Chevy driver Ross Chastain locked up his tiers and made contact with the veteran. It resulted in the spin and the ex-JGR driver finishing outside the top-10. Denny Hamlin, while discussing the derma on his podcast refused to blame Chastain for the incident.

We can try to put it on Ross because of the reputation, and I totally understand that, and it’s warranted. But the 8 had issues.
Denny Hamlin said Action Detrimental podcast.

The Joe Gibbs Racing driver went on to point out that Busch’s bad finish was because his Chevy was already running out of fuel. He believes the incident was just a bad perfect storm, both drivers were just victims of circumstances.

The 8 had issues down that short shoot before Turn 4. …I think he was out of gas. I think the 8 was out of gas entering Turn 4, and the 1 was caught very off-guard by that…He definitely missed his mark by just a little bit and then got into the 8 there. It was just kind of a perfect bad storm.
Denny Hamlin said.

Ross Chastain is proud of his team’s run at Sonoma

While talking about his race finish at P5 at Sonoma, Chastain admitted that he is proud of the performance pulled of by his team. He finds it as really rewarding to finally get a fast car he got inside the top-10.

Ryan Blaney and Ross Chastain (Via IMAGO)
Ryan Blaney and Ross Chastain (Via IMAGO)
I’m super proud of the effort by this No. 1 Kubota Chevy team. It’s so good to be in a fast race car. I’m in them most weeks, but to be able to put it together and finish fifth is really, really rewarding.
Ross Chastain said.

The Trackhouse Racing driver hasn’t been at his best so far this season and with the solid top-5 finish, would be hoping that he would be able to get back winning form soon. It would be interesting to see if Chastain can make it into the playoffs this year.

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