"Probably not a wise move" - Chase Elliott admits pushing NASCAR cameraman away was a mistake
Despite Chase Elliott having the most wins to his name in the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season,
the Hendrick Motorsports driver has been far from content in recent weeks.
A championship favourite, the Dawsonville,
Georgia native has been out of shape for various reasons in the last two races.
Elliott's ride at Charlotte Motor Speedway saw the #9 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 racer drop out of
contention after a late restart was a disaster on a day he had hoped to collect decent points on the stage.
After being knocked out by Tyler Reddick on the inside of Roval, Elliott was frustrated with a weekend that didn't go much.
Last Sunday he saw 'Awesome Chase from the same place' struggle to find rhythm at Las Vegas Motor Speedway,
a track that proved to be the Achilles heel for Team #9.
Amid these frustrations on the track, Chase Elliott also surprised fans when he broke his calm persona off the track.
After the 400-mile race at Roval in Concord, North Carolina, the 26-year-old was seen pushing a cameraman as he tried to speak to his teammate William Byron.
Elliott later admitted that his emotions were getting the better of him before NASCAR went live from Sin City last weekend, and said:
"It probably wasn't a wise move on my behalf, but, you know,
I asked the guy to give us some space and he really didn't."