CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Chase Elliott crashed head-on into a wall and still recovered to win a pivotal race. That wasnt even the most exciting thing to happen in NASCAR last week.
The series so short on superstars and spicy story lines had a frenetic week surrounding the first elimination race of the playoffs at the quirky Roval hybrid road course-oval at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was shockingly fired in the middle of the week to open a flurry of snarky remarks, hurt feelings and the dramatic exposure of the fragility of driver contracts.
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