Blown motor leaves Elliott in tough situation after Dover

A blown motor on lap 7 of Sunday’s race at Dover International Speedway has left Chase Elliott in a tough spot as fas as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

“Unfortunately, we don’t really know what it was just yet. It just quit running. It didn’t really seem like anything was off. We were just kind of making laps and then obviously had a failure. It’s an unfortunate way to start this round for sure.”

The blown motor puts Elliott in a position where he will almost surely need to win but fortunately for him he has previously won at all three tracks in the round of 12.

“I don’t know where we’ll stack up. I assume we’ll have to win one of these next few weeks. If you ever make it to Homestead, you’re going to have to win down there. I guess it’s a good opportunity to practice here these next few weeks.”