NASCAR America: Chase Elliott must refine restarts to win at Michigan

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There’s no question that Chase Elliott likes Michigan International Speedway.

After all, in his first two NASCAR Cup starts there last season, he finished runner-up both times.

Elliott was disconsolate for his second-place showings in both races, particularly the final restart late in each race.

“Can’t do dumb stuff and expect to win,” Elliott said after last year’s spring race. “I did dumb stuff, so I can’t expect to win.”

But as Steve Letarte and Parker Kligerman said on Thursday’s edition of NASCAR America, Elliott will learn from his mistakes and it will only make him a better driver — and a potential winner Sunday in his return to the two-mile MIS oval.

“The biggest hurdle will be remembering those restarts, remembering those two races last year,” Letarte said.