Talladega Superspeedway tweeted a thread of photos inviting fans to visit the "post-apocalyptic wasteland" of garbage, NASCAR memorabilia, and other scorched rubble left by fans following the Geico 500 Sunday night race in Alabama left behind AT TALLADEGA NASCAR RACE
Georgian Chase Elliott took first place in the final round of the GEICO 500 on Sunday, scoring Chevrolet's first win of the season in the tenth race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
But for the clean-up crew on the racetrack the race was far from over. Beer cans, bananas, a bicycle seat and apparently a bikini top lay on the lawn around the racetrack. A photo of a "college starter pack" showed a crushed beer can, a box of peanut butter-jelly sandwiches, and a pedialyte. In another post, a picture was shown in which a few crazy fans turned on their heads.
The Talladega Superspeedway posted photos with burned tents and scooters, a deserted kiddy pool in a muddy puddle, and even a seemingly "whirlpool time machine."
"Anyone who brought this to North Park was really optimistic," Wrote the racetrack and enjoyed a picture of a hair dryer, suggesting that a die-hard fan wanted to design their running styles, and others got ready to move but comfortably two televisions, an armchair, a pillow, some clothes, and even a mayonnaise bottle.
Twiiter users responded to the racetrack thread and said the mess was "disgusting" and these people "should be ashamed. Meanwhile, the Talladega team continued to be a good sport that spread its frustration online.
Elliott took the lead shortly after a restart with four laps to go and worked with three other Chevy drivers to keep the rest of the field He won for the first time since October and was victorious about 150 miles from his hometown in Georgia.
His father, Hall of Famer Bill Elliott, won twice in Talladega in the 1980s.
"Dad's story, obviously very cool," said Chase Elliott. "For me, the biggest part of today was how much a home race felt after the race, I was overwhelmed by the people and how everyone was together, it was an incredible experience, we're close to home." that's cool, and they made me feel like it.
In the 2019 aerodynamic package, higher speeds were achieved than desired by NASCAR in practice. Therefore, the authorities tried to slow them with a late rule optimization. However, the changes made the cars run even faster, with many veterans avoiding the final speeds and potential for chaos and high-speed crashes.
The race, however, was largely wreck-free until the end of the race lap.
Elliott's victory ended a seven-race winning streak for Ford in Talladega. Penske Racing had won six of the last nine.
But it was a Chevy celebration – for a change.
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"We had to win this," said Alan Gustafson, crew chief of Elliott. "We needed to consolidate our efforts, we had to break a rival's line here."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.