‘What a way to ruin a great race,’ NASCAR Twitter reacts to Chase Elliott supposedly ‘rigged’ Talladega win

Find out how NASCAR Twitter reacted chase Elliott's Talladega race win.

Chase Elliott
Chase Elliott

Chase Elliott became the first companionship chaser to win a playoff race this season. The No:9 HMS driver outraced Ryan Blaney in the final lap to secure the in for himself. This is the fifth win of the season for the 2020 cup champion.

To everyone’s surprise, the Regular season champions’ win was a calm affair. This goes against everything the Talladega track is notorious for. The two regular season races at the track were pure chaos. There was just one multi-car crash on Sunday, which only took two drivers out.  

The final caution of the race came when there were just 7 laps left. Daniel Hamrick got stuck in a dangerous position at the pit lane and prompted it.  Ryan Blaney was the leader then. In the final restart, Blaney had to hold off Elliott for just two laps for the win.  

Chase Elliott successfully overtook Blaney in the final lap with a perfect run. Michael McDowell finished behind the duo at P3 ahead of Ross Chastain at P4. Denny Hamlin was the highest finishing Toyota driver. He ended up P5 at the end.

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How NASCAR Twitter reacted to Chase Elliot’s win

Chase Elliott
Chase Elliott at Talladega (Images via IMAGO/USA Network)

The win is pretty significant for Elliott, considering he crashed out while in lead last Sunday. Fans on Twitter were mixed. There was the usual accusation that the race was rigged for Elliott to win. Some fans shred their frustration about the disappointing final race product and how safety concerns restrained drivers from pushing hard.

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