Chase Elliott beats himself with a “terrible” Rolex 24 debut – Motorsports

Elliott made his sports car debut in Action Express Racing on the # 31 Welan Cadillac DPi-VR and shares it with Felipe Nasr, Pipoderani and Mike Conway. The car led the race early in Nasr’s hands, but lost time when he was forced into emergency service when the pits were closed.

Elliott took over the car when the darkness came down in Daytona, but was very self-critical about his stint, which the team finished early to install Conway-and the car lead laps in five hours. Fell from.

“Terrible, terrible, far out of pace,” Elliott told NBCSN about his stint. “I couldn’t get a good rhythm or find a good pace to run. The final practice made me feel much better. [on Friday night] – I couldn’t find it [feeling].. I need to go to work here and get better prepared to go faster than this next stint.

“I put these guys all the way back. Hopefully Mike can chase it here and Pipo can get behind him and keep pushing, obviously still a long way to go. But I hate putting them in such a box. “

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When asked where he was losing time, Elliott replied:maybe [Turn] 6 and the bus stop were the worst places on the truck for me. I wasn’t doing a good job there at all. To find and start the rhythm, you need to step up here next time. “

To make matters worse, he believed that he had damaged the car by hitting a curb early in his stint.

“I hit the curb pretty hard early in its execution, and I was really worried that I hurt the bottom [of the car]”He admitted. “You need to look at it under the following caution. The point is that I can’t do that.”

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