Breaking It Down: What happened to Chase Elliott at Martinsville?

Breaking It Down: What happened to Chase Elliott at Martinsville?

Immediately after dominating the very first 50 percent of the race, Chase Elliott arrived dwelling

Immediately after dominating the very first 50 percent of the race, Chase Elliott arrived dwelling with an underwhelming 10th-spot complete in Saturday’s Blue Emu Greatest Suffering Reduction 400 at Martinsville Speedway.

Elliott seemed like the car to conquer out of the gate as he led the to start with 185 laps and received the initially two stages in the process. Nonetheless right after getting rid of the direct on pit highway to William Byron next Stage Two, Elliott struggled to preserve his commanding pace and slowly but surely pale out of contention for the rest of the night.

Elliott started off from the pole and confirmed no intention of searching again. He led the most laps to commence a Martinsville race given that Darrell Waltrip in 1980, but teammate William Byron stayed within hanging length the entire time. The two Hendrick Motorsports motorists proved early on that they had been the course of the field, and the race was shaping up to be a battle amongst them.