WATCH: Chase Elliott gets his revenge, wrecks Denny Hamlin out of NASCAR championship contention
Hamlin put Elliott into the wall at Martinsville two weeks ago, but returned the favor at Phoenix
Chase Elliott got his revenge on Denny Hamlin by knocking him out of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs at Phoenix Raceway on Sunday. Hamlin ruined Elliott's chances at his first career victory in the Round of 8 opener at Martinsville, putting him into the wall in the final laps two weeks ago.
Hamlin led for 193 laps on Sunday and was in position to make a run for the win when he saw the 21-year-old Elliott come up on his bumper in the Final Stage. The No. 24 didn't quite spin Hamlin out, but the No. 11 got into the wall enough to wreck on his own just a few laps later.
Here's a look at how it went down:
Elliott finished the race second after being passedin the final laps and failed to make it to the Championship 4. History seemed to repeat itself; Hamlin was in similar position to win at Martinsville after wrecking Elliott, but was passed before the checkered flag as well.
After that race, a fan even tried to fight the No. 11 driver. Hamlin later issued an apology on Twitter.
We caught up with Elliott earlier in the week about Hamlin and much more. Hear what he had to say below. Or feel free to read along by
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