Earlier this month the Cup Series race at Gateway, Trackhouse Racing driver Ross Chastain had an eventful day at with separate collisions involving Denny Hamlin and Chase Elliott.
Chastain said that both contact was unintentional following the race in his post-race interview.
If Elliott had followed what was required of him on radio Ross Chastain would have been pretty upset, however the Hendrick Motorsports man not obey his team orders.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. recently on his podcast detailed the radio message from Elliott crew chief, Alan Gustafson, and how Chase Elliott didn’t quite follow orders.
“Chase’s crew chief is on the radio and Chase like, you know, (if) we get an opportunity to park him, make it count,” he said.
“Chase tried, shoved him down into (turn) 1 and he saved it. Hit him again in the middle of 1 and 2, and I think he might’ve hit the wall, but he saved it.”
Dale Jr. explained Elliott doing what he did as “not quite what the doctor ordered.”
“Not quite what was requested because Alan, his crew chief, he don’t play. He’s like, ‘I want him in fence,’” he continued.
“I don’t think Chase gave him what he asked for, but Chase put an effort in there. Not good enough.”
Chase Elliott revealed that he did have a talk with the Ross Chastain following the whole bag of incidents between them during the race.
“Like I said, I tried to take the high road on it and tell him my opinion. And like I said, he can take it with it what he wants or not, and I’m fine either way,” Elliott said.
Elliott and Hamlin both tried to make Ross Chastain feel their presence after the restart. Elliott got up close and personal, sending Chastain toward the wall.