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Talladega: As Chevy driver in Ford sandwich, Elliott waited for help that didn't come

Talladega: As Chevy driver in Ford sandwich, Elliott waited for help that didn't come

Talladega: As Chevy driver in Ford sandwich, Elliott waited for help that didn't come

TALLADEGA — Chase Elliott finished third at Sunday’s GEICO 500, and that seemed to frustrate the 22-year-old driver.

Asked if he felt like a “Chevy in a Ford sandwich” at the end, Elliott said, “It was interesting. … I was really surprised with how patient they were being with one another.  Really thought they would want to win a little more than what they did, or at least showed to me. I tried to kind of break out of line and do a couple things there. Like I said, it was very obvious that nobody was going to help me, around me.”

Elliott was the only Chevrolet driver among the top seven finishers. The rest drove Ford cars.

“It’s hard to move forward,” Elliott said. “Even if I had just had one other person to help, I felt like it would have made a big difference.”

In 87 career starts on the Cup circuit, Elliott now has 25 top-five finishes and 43 in the top 10. He still doesn’t a win.

“We had a solid car,” Elliott said. “I don’t think it was the best car today, but we had a good car.”

Published at Mon, 30 Apr 2018 00:16:57 +0000

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