CHASE ELLIOTT, NO. 24 NAPA AUTO PARTS CHEVROLET – Sidelined by an accident on lap 20
"I'm not sure, just got turned around there off of four. Got in the middle and got loose. Lost it and spun out. I hate it for everybody at less than 20 laps in and have something dumb like that happen. I apologize to my guys. We will try and get back out there I guess and make some laps."
IS PART OF THIS GETTING USED TO THE CUP CAR? SO DIFFERENT FROM THE XFINITY CAR:
“Yeah, it’s definitely different. That wasn’t what happened, but yes, that is definitely different.”
THE CAR WAS GETTING TIGHT. WAS IT TOO EARLY TO TELL WHAT WAS GOING ON WITH IT HANDLING WISE?
“Yeah, too early to tell I think a lot of guys were fighting tight off there. That was just normal. It’s hot and tires were giving up a little bit as the run went on. I don’t think that was the cause of what happened.”
TALK ABOUT HOW WELL YOUR TEAM HAS DONE SO FAR DURING SPEEDWEEKS:
“They have done a good job. We had a real fast car all week. Like I said, I just hate it ended so soon. We will just try to get back out there and make some laps. Most importantly get ready for Atlanta.”
YOU SAID ATLANTA WAS REALLY THE START OF THE SEASON HOW DO YOU REGROUP AND KIND OF JUST LET THIS ONE GO:
“We don’t have much of a choice. It’s done now. We will let her go and get ready for Atlanta.”
WAS IT A HANDLING ISSUE?
"No, just got in middle there a couple of laps before and got loose off of (turn) four and just lost. I hate it-it had been such a fun week and you hate to end the race before it even got started. Just disappointed for everybody. We will just have to look past it and get on for Atlanta. That is the most important thing now. Can't get caught up in what happened today, it is irrelevant now. We'll try and get it fixed and make some laps. Then it’s on to Atlanta and if we can make some laps we will and move forward from here."
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