Bubba Wallace loses it, Chase Elliott plays guitar, Kurt Busch goes soft

Strum that guitar, Clyde!

Chase Elliott survived a ridiculously long weather delay (like, way, waaaaaaay too long. People have to work, you know!), a terrible car at the start, an onslaught of JGR fellas and a predictable late caution to win his second race of the season in front of a (un)packed Nashville house.

A pair of wins, a bunch of playoff points and the overall points lead with nine races to go in the regular season … not a bad year for the 2020 champ!

“We’ve had a pretty rough month and month-and-a-half, so just nice to get going back in the right direction,” the always-grounded Elliott said after the race. “Getting a win is always huge, but to do it in a really cool city like Nashville is even better. Looking forward to that guitar.”

EADGBE, Chase!

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NASCAR Cup Series driver Chase Elliott (9) celebrates with a burnout after winning the Ally 400 at the Nashville Superspeedway in Lebanon, Tenn., Sunday, June 26, 2022.

Chase Elliott comes alive after Nashville weather delay

Let’s start here … nobody saw this one coming, right?

Chase was pretty awful at this place last season, has had some rotten luck over the past month, and, frankly, was pitiful for the first 100 laps or so Sunday.

Mother Nature gave the ‘ol No. 9 team a few hours to regroup, though. And when the race finally restarted (anyone else have to look up the USA channel?), Chase was fast — really, really fast.

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