Sunday’s Wise Power 400 saw Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson made contact at Fontana which was crucial as the defending champion Larson went on to win the race however, Kyle lay the blame on his spotter Tyler Monn for his push on Elliott in the post-race interviews for not doing the job right.
Tyler Monn went to social media via Twitter which he tweeted a message of apology and took the blame upon himself, well Bubba’s spotter didn’t understand Kyle Larson postrace remarks.
Today I made a mistake. I will take full responsibility for what happen on track today. I was worried more about the 22 and not the 9. It was a late call on me it had nothing to do with Kyle.
— Tyler Monn (@TylerMonn) February 28, 2022
Former NASCAR driver believes Kyle Larson success with HMS has gotten into teammate Chase Elliott head
23XI driver Bubba Wallace spotter, Freddie Kraft recently called out Kyle Larson for the treatment of his spotter in a recent episode on the Door Bumper Clear weekly podcast.
“Here’s what I don’t understand: Kyle Larson races whole life without a spotter. Kyle Larson races now probably 30 times a year without a spotter,” said Kraft.
he continued, “And this is now two weeks in a row that he’s thrown his spotter under the bus.”
“The thing that really bothers me is that getting out there two weeks in a row now, and essentially blaming your spotter on TV and interviews.”
Larson explained his side of the incident with HMS teammate Chase Elliott to the media: “I didn’t get through 3 and 4 very well. Joey (Logano) did a good job on the bottom, and then we were side drafting each other, and I’m not even looking in my mirror at that point because all I’m worried about is Joey and I’m looking out of my A-post window.”
“I had a run, so I went to peel off, and as soon as I peeled off, my spotter is yelling, “Outside! Outside! Outside!” And I had no clue he was even coming.”
LARSON PUTS CHASE IN THE WALL! pic.twitter.com/aXUfQUCtCc
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) February 28, 2022