In the first Wednesday night race of the returning Nascar Sprint Cup Series, Dawsonville native Chase Elliot finished 38th out of 39 drivers in the Toyota 500 due to a spinout late in the race.
With only 28 laps remaining in the race, Elliott was in second place and had been making a push for the first, when his vehicle was spun out by fellow driver Kyle Busch, who attempted to cut in behind Elliott.
Following the race, Elliott vented his frustrations at Busch with a one-fingered gesture. Busch later said that he made a mistake and misjudged the size of the gap.
In a post-race interview, Elliott’s Crew Chief Alan Gustafson said that though he did not think the crash was intentional, that the team was “tired of getting run over like that.”
Elliott was knocked down to 5th in the overall standings after Wednesday night's race.
The race was delayed from it’s scheduled 6 p.m. start to due to inclement weather. The race started at 7:50 p.m. and was then cut 22 laps short due to the inclement weather’s return.
Racers will return to the track on Sunday, May 24 for the Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina.