NASCAR fans react to Denny Hamlin’s latest comments on the infamous Elliott incident from 2017

Back in 2017, Denny Hamlin angered Chase Elliott after he knocked him out in Martinsville. The famous scene of Chase getting out of his car to confront Denny is still fresh in fan memories.

However, Hamlin recently shared an audio broadcast with fellow driver Cory Lagoy and talked about what led to the accident.

He also stated that he did not intentionally want to be kicked out of the race. NASCAR fans reacted mixed to Denny’s comments on the podcast.


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During the podcast, Denny said he wanted to push to win and in order to do so, he planned to ride his own Elliott shock absorber.

Although his initial plan was to use Elliot as a draft and then push him, Chase seemed to have lifted early, causing Hamlin to bump into him a little harder than intended.

This effect caused Elliot to sprint and crash into the outer wall, ending his race at Martinsville Speedway.

Denny said, “Listen, I got my paycheck, it broke me the next week in Phoenix.” then add, “Everything squared there, he and I got to a better place.”

Fans responded to Hamlin’s comments on the podcast via a YouTube clip posted by the official NASCAR channel.

Fans respond to Denny Hamlin’s comments on the 2017 Martinsville incident with Chase Elliott

Reactions were mostly mixed, but most showed a positive view of Hamlin.

LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 26: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, waves to fans during pre-race celebrations ahead of the NASCAR South Point 400 Cup Series at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on September 26, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Meg Olivant/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, there were also others, who disagreed with what Hamlin had said.


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Read the comments section; “I’ve always loved my religion, it’s getting more and more elegant every day.”

Another mentioned, “As a Chase fan, I forgive him. For some weird reason (and this has already been said) I’m starting to like Hamlin and Bush more this year. The only thing I don’t like about them is that they don’t make great calls about what is ‘fair racing’ and what isn’t.

“The Dennys always think everyone should pull out and let him win. Then he throws a decent kid when he’s not…” Another said.


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After all these years, things seemed to have calmed down between the two of them. Everything Denny told Elliot during the showdown seems to have worked. On top of that, this season, both Elliott and Hamlin looked really relaxed.

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