Saturday, November 26, 2022

Elliott, Bell, to rear after inspection fails at Watkins Glen

Chase Elliott and Christopher Bell will both go to the rear of the field for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen.

Crew chiefs for the drivers have also been ejected from the track. Elliott was to start 11th while Bell was to roll off seventh.

Daytona Road Course winner Christopher Bell finds himself in a similar boat to Elliott, with his No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota sent to the rear and crew chief Adam Stevens ejected. Bell was slated to start seventh.

Both cars were assessed L1 penalties for violating Rules 20.4.8.3.a and 20.4.8.3.b (rear-window air deflectors). The penalty also includes a loss of 10 driver and owner points and a $25,000 fine.

Elliott has won the last two races at Watkins Glen and owns seven career wins on road courses in the Cup Series. Bell won the Daytona road course event earlier this year.

John Boarman
John Boarmanhttp://www.tireball.com
Founder and Owner of Tireball Sports.

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