Chase Elliott rubbed his head and leaned against his car, crestfallen as he replayed the final laps in his mind. Jimmie Johnson, his champion teammate, walked over to offer some encouragement and let Elliott vent.
“I anticipated them being cuss words,” Johnson said, “and they were.”
Elliott had it, the first win in 70 career Cup starts in his sight, the white flag about to drop.
But the son of a NASCAR Hall of Fame driver simply could not find his way out of a thicket of traffic and Kyle Busch was ready to pounce. Busch spoiled Elliott's bid at his first career NASCAR Cup Series victory, taking the lead with two laps left to win Sunday at Dover International...