He almost missed a previous collision at the FireKeepers Casino 400 in Michigan that removed competitors.
Elliott began racing in position 13 and used the UniFirst mint green and white colour combination.
The first significant incident of the day involved nine automobiles. It happened following the competition caution on lap 20.
With a diagonal move, a careless J.J. Yeley eliminated Kyle Busch, Austin Cindric, and Aric Almirola from the competition.
Yeley reared into Michael McDowell as he was running on the outside of a pack that was almost four wide.
Elliott was in the lead, but in order to stay clear of McDowell, he trailed Cup Series rookie Ty Gibbs.
Elliott had to make a quick move to the right side after
seeing that Harrison Burton was free after turning around.
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