2020 NASCAR Cup Series Champion Chase Elliott’s pursuit to win Chili Bowl came to a disappointing end in the B-main event.
Elliott was trying his hands on the Chili Bowl Nationals for the second time. Like other drivers, he had to go through a qualifying round to enter the main event.
As for Larson, he is bidding for his third consecutive Chili Bowl Nationals win. He is still competing, but his Hendrick Motorsports teammate has try again next year. Larson analyzed Elliott’s race and what came short.
“I’m sure he’s really disappointed with how it played out. He’s aggressive and confident, he’s been like, internally probably p*ssed off with himself. He is hammering it tonight. I know he’s probably disappointed, frustrated, mad, but everybody in the building can see he’s ramped up his aggression. He looks out of control, which is probably how you should be in these Midgets. So, seeing him adjust quickly, I think our car did a lot better now. Wish he could have gotten through Turn 1 better and he’d be in a much better spot.”
With just an eighth-place finish in the B-main event, Elliott could not book a place for the final race. As for Larson, he will be aiming to win his fifth consecutive qualifying win in the Chili Bowl Nationals.
As for other Cup drivers, Alex Bowman will be racing in a C-Main in an attempt to reach the main event on Saturday. Christopher Bell’s qualifying race for the Chili Bowl is scheduled for Thursday.