Chase Elliott was penalized for going below the double yellow line on the final lap of the Cup playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway.
He finished the race in sixth place but as he was penalized, his standing in the race stood at 22nd. However, the decision has been reversed and Elliott will be scored a fifth-place finish.
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The reason for the climb in one position for Elliott after the reversing of the decision is because the second-placed Matt DiBenedetto was penalized and dropped to 21st place for pushing William Byron below the double yellow line.
The No. 9 team filed a formal protest in the wake of the decision which led to the change in decision. Rather, NASCAR penalized Roush Fenway Racing’s Chris Buescher for pushing Elliott below the double yellow line. This resulted in a change in his finish standing from sixth to 22nd.
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