‘That’s his opinion’ – Chase Elliott gives his ‘realistic’ take on Kyle Larson’s viral comments after Hendrick reunion

The action was nearly identical towards the end of the race at Watkins Glen as it was earlier this year at Fontana. Kyle Larson ran hard, so hard it cost teammate Chase Elliott a few race wins and some serotonin.

And as a famous movie star once said, “Every action has an equal and opposite reaction”, in this case too, just like Fontana, Hendrick Motorsports came up with an identical reaction for the Glen incident.

A meeting was called and long story short, Larson came to admit that he should have done things with “more respect”.


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However, the guy on the other end, Elliott, was somehow indifferent to Larson’s modesty.

“It’s his opinion and, look, he’s entitled to it” the 2020 Cup Series champion said of his teammate’s comments. “For me, I’m a pretty realistic person about what is and what isn’t.”

“The reality is we finished fourth on Sunday and we have to be better, we have to be faster, we have to have a better restart there at the end of the race to get the job done.

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What did Kyle Larson say about Chase Elliott after Watkins Glen?

Kyle Larson reacted the way you’d expect Kyle Larson to react after kicking his teammate out in what seemed like a running move, but ended up driving the teammate and his millions of fans crazy in a silent and repressed.

The defending Cup champion said they had “an open conversation“at the meeting, which he described as”positive” and “definitely constructive”.


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LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 05: Kyle Larson (#5 Hendrick Motorsports HendrickCars.com Chevrolet) looks on at Chase Elliott (#9 Hendrick Motorsports NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet) as he answers a question for a press conference during the Busch Light Clash at The Coliseum NASCAR Cup Series Race on February 05, 2022 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

As to whether he and Elliott now have a better understanding, the No. 5 driver responded indirectly but appropriately.

“One thing is for sure, we all like to win. We really try to do that. In the end, I should probably have a little more respect next time,” Kyle Larson elaborated.


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“I wish things had gone differently and Monday would have been much better for me.”

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