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Stock Car Scoop: Was Kyle Larson’s Move on Chase Elliott Just a Racing Deal?

After a race in which the racing and weather were both wild, Kyle Larson emerged the winner of the NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling at the Glen at Watkins Glen International on Sunday (Aug. 21).

However, it didn’t come without controversy, as Larson made contact with teammate Chase Elliott on a late-race restart en route to the victory. Elliott took issue with the incident, leading to some potential strained relationships at Hendrick Motorsports with the playoffs just around the corner.

Frontstretch analysts Adam Cheek and Mike Bachmann break down whether the contact was significant and how the two might repair their relationship going forward. Plus: how Kimi Raikkonen‘s debut in the Cup Series went as Stock Car Scoop gives a speedy overview of the top storylines from Watkins Glen.

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About the author

Adam Cheek joined Frontstretch as a contributing writer in January 2019. A 2020 graduate of VCU, he works as a producer and talent for Audacy Richmond's radio stations. In addition to motorsports journalism, Adam also covered and broadcasted numerous VCU athletics for the campus newspaper and radio station during his four years there. He's been a racing fan since the age of three, inheriting the passion from his grandfather, who raced in amateur events up and down the East Coast in the 1950s.

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YES! It was just racin’ move! On to next week to manufacture the
next one!


Funny how the personal stories get more press than the actual race does. There’s just too many people writing about way too little.


It’s another example of if the roles had been reversed it would have been acceptable.

Jill P

Or if either one of them did it to Ross Chastain.

Tom B

The inside line was the only choice for this restart. You either take him wide or hook him.

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