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Video: Chase Elliott Crashes From Lead, Done For Day After Car Catches Fire

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Chase Elliott was the leader when something caused his No. 9 car to skid into the Turn 4 wall at Texas. Elliott is done for the day after his car caught fire. Screengrab from USA Network Broadcast.

UPDATE

In his interview following a trip to the infield care center, Chase Elliott explained that a tire going down caused him to crash in Turn 4 on lap 185 at Texas.


ORIGINAL STORY/VIDEO

Chase Elliott, who entered the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs Round of 12 as the No. 1 seed, looked to be heading toward a possible win in Sunday’s Autotrader EchoPark 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

That is until it all came undone. Elliott was leading the race when something appeared to break on his No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro in turn 4 on lap 185.

Elliott went into the outside wall, and his car’s left front wheel area burst into flames as he skidded across the frontstretch. Here is video of the incident that ended Chase Elliott’s race, as it happened live on the USA Network broadcast:

And here is another look at the incident via replay from USA Network:

As a result of the crash, a potential fifth victory of the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season will instead result in a 32nd-place finish.

Toby Christie
Toby Christiehttps://tobychristie.com
Toby is the Founder, and Editor-in-Chief of TobyChristie.com. Toby is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, he is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award-winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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