Denny Hamlin and Chase Elliott were both forced out of Monday evening Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte, following a major wreck on the front stretch at the halfway point in stage two.
Hamlin was angry after the wreck in his post-race interview calling for Chase Elliott to be suspended.
“It’s a tantrum and he [Chase Elliott] shouldn’t be racing next week.”- Said Denny Hamlin.
Elliott’s car smashed the outside wall near the start-finish line, and his car made contact with the No.45 Toyota, sending Hamlin slamming into the wall.
“I got right-rear hooked in the middle of the straightway,” Hamlin added. “Yes, it was a tantrum. He shouldn’t be racing next week. Right-rear hooks are absolutely unacceptable. He shouldn’t be racing.”
The Hendrick Motorsports driver denied intentionally hitting Hamlin, claiming the crash was “unfortunate circumstances.”
"It's a tantrum and [Chase Elliott] shouldn't be racing next week."- Denny Hamlin pic.twitter.com/y8xARpdU5O
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“The 11 put me in the fence, and once you take the right sides off these things it’s kind of over,” Chase Elliott said.