NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick believes that the Chase Elliott-Kyle Busch clash occurred due to misjudgement from Busch.
Speaking to FOX: NASCAR, Harvick said.
He wanted to get back in line so quick, and Kyle was on the bottom. He had a hole between myself and Chase.
I’m sure he had one eye in the mirror, glanced forward, and it looked to me like he completely misjudged and got the 9 [Elliott].
Kevin Harvick describes his view of the Chase Elliott-Kyle Busch incident: pic.twitter.com/fDhZE1WdM7
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Elliott was running second while Busch came in from behind and sent Elliott’s car for a spin in the Toyota 500 at Darlington Raceway on Wednesday. Denny Hamlin won the race, his second win of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series. Busch finished second in the race and Harvick third. However, Elliott had to satisfy with 38th position.
This turn of fortune, from an excellent chance to win the race and crashing out the race, frustrated Elliott so much that he saluted Busch with the middle finger gesture after he came out of his car. Eliot will not be fined for the bust-up, NASCAR said after the incident.
Kyle Busch was very apologetic regarding the clash with Chase Elliott. He has already apologized for a couple of times for the mistake and has taken full credit for the incident.
He wrote in his twitter account:
I want to apologize again to Chase & his team. I made a mistake & misjudged the gap. I really hate that it happened for those guys. I have too much respect for Chase and Alan to do that maliciously.