Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Video: Chase Elliott Confronts Kyle Larson After Pit Road Contact at Kansas

Chase Elliott Kyle Larson beef feud Kansas Speedway 2023 Hollywood Casino 400
Hendrick Motorsports teammates Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson were at odds after a collision on pit road between the two during the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway.

Well, that’s awkward. Two Hendrick Motorsports teammates had a slight feud during Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway.

While exiting pit road late in the event, Kyle Larson swerved to the right to avoid Brad Keselowski, who was exiting his pit stall. With the swerve, Larson doored his teammate Chase Elliott on pit road exit.

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Elliott was unable to swerve to avoid Larson due to Tyler Reddick being to his outside. After the initial contact, Elliott swerved into the side of Larson’s car on the apron of the track.

Here is a video of the pit road incident and retaliation between the two Hendrick Motorsports teammates:

It didn’t end there, though, as Elliott sought out his teammate following the race. Elliott walked up to the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet and confronted Larson to talk about the issue man-to-man.


“From my vantage point, I knew we were three-wide while we were leaving. And I knew — well, I didn’t know — but the [No.] 6 is pitted in front of us, and I just trying to leave as much space as I can,” Larson said to NBC Sports after the race. “He’s coming out of the lane, because the 6 is trying to slow us down. I tried to leave as much space as I could. Obviously, I made contact with [Elliott], but I felt like if I didn’t, I was going to clobber the 6 right in the right front. I thought the safest bet for all of us was for me to squeeze out a little bit.”

Larson says while he understands that Elliott is upset about the move, he hopes he’ll eventually understand it was the best option available for him at the time.

“I understand why he’s mad, or was mad in the moment,” Larson stated. “I hope when he sees the replay, he understands I didn’t have the space, or not much. It was just inches.”

Toby Christie
Toby Christie
Toby is the Founder, and Editor-in-Chief of Toby is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, he is an award-winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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