NASCAR Driver Gets Suspended Over Life-Threatening Decision

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( – After NASCAR looked into Chase Elliot’s crash into Denny Hamlin during the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte on Monday, May 29, it was determined that the race driver had deliberately crashed into his competitor. Elliot was suspended from the Cup Series race at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois, according to Fox News.

Hamlin, whose right rear was hit by Elliot during Monday’s race, claimed that Elliot had intentionally caused the crash which led to him colliding with the wall. Following the race, he had specifically stated that Elliot was throwing a “tantrum” and that such hits were completely “unacceptable.” He had also called for Elliot to not be allowed to compete in the next race.

Hamlin further pointed out that last year, Bubba Wallace made a similar move on Kyle Larson, and this caused a massive fight on the track, according to Fox News.

Elliot’s suspension was made official after NASCAR announced on Tuesday that the driver had broken three sections of the Member Code of Conduct Sections. Elton Sawyer, the NASCAR senior vice president of competition, stated on the radio that drivers had to understand that these situations need to be handled differently.

Hendrick Motorsports, under whom Elliot races, stated that they understand why the organization needs to remain consistent in their rulings and added that they would not be appealing the ruling, but that they would be putting in a request for a playoff waiver.

The No. 9 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 was set to be driven by Corey LaJoie, 31, during the World Wide Technology Raceway.

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