Rick Hendrick crushes potential feud between Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott

Las Vegas – Rick Hendrick spoke and his drivers heard his boss loud and clear.

Hendrik got into a competition matter for the first time since Kyle Larson joined the team when he squashed any potential beef between his co-stars after their engagement last week in California.

Cup champion Larson smashed Chase Elliott, NASCAR’s most popular driver, last week as the two raced to win. Larson did not see his teammate outside and his observer missed Elliot as well, causing Larson to inadvertently run Elliot into a wall.

Elliot was furious and released a swear-filled sermon, while Larson immediately apologized.

Hendrik moved quickly to ensure that the season’s first drama did not appear inside his own building. The owner joined Hendrick Motorsports’ weekly competition meeting and explained his predictions to Elliott, Larson, Alex Bowman and William Byron.

“This is the only meeting since I’ve been there and Rick has been part of that premise,” said Larson, who was hired in late 2020. “He’s been to competition meetings and things like that. And we’ve had multiple meetings about different things. But in terms of racing and things This is the first thing I remember when I participated in it.

“I think we all know his expectations, and after the accident last week, it was good for him to step in again and tell us what the expectations are.”

Larson didn’t actually speak to Elliott individually until Saturday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where Larson is the race winner and is looking to start another streak. He was the fourth driver in NASCAR history to win three or more races in a row last season as he dethroned new teammate Elliott as champion.

Despite being teammates, Larson and Elliot don’t know each other very well. Hendrick Motorsports has mostly operated under pandemic restrictions since Larson joined the team, and this has allowed for some face-to-face interactions between the drivers.

“From where I am, it’s always going to be awkward,” Larson said of meeting Hendrik but found Elliott a pro on Saturday.

“We have to review what happened from every point of our view,” Larson said. “It was good to have a conversation and hopefully we can move away from it.” “Things have gone well, frankly better than I expected. He is a great teammate and I will do my part to be a great teammate every week.

“Hopefully, no accidents will happen again like what happened last week.”

Larson has been listed as the favorite for the third week in a row and starts second place alongside Christopher Bell on Sunday.

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