What a reversal of fortunes for Chase Elliott in a matter of moments in Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway. Heading into a green flag pit cycle, Elliott was in a heated battle with Denny Hamlin for the lead.
As they came to pit road, Elliott nearly overshot his pit box, but thought he actually had overshot his box.
The team began to pit the car, and Elliott backed the cars up, which caused him to run over the jack. This caused the team to lose 20-or-so seconds trying to get a new jack under the car.
A rough pit stop for the No. 9 team of Chase Elliott.
— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) September 12, 2021
After the chaotic pit stop, Elliott dropped from battling for the lead to being a lap down in 15th.
Toby is the Founder, Editor and go-to man for TobyChristie.com. He is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed NASCAR as a fan since 1993.