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As he was about to clear the reigning series champion and switch focus to the race leader, calamity struck as Elliott went spinning into the inside wall on the frontstretch. The incident sent Elliott into the wall but also crushed Busch's front right fender.

"There's no question, I know I made a mistake", Busch said. I've got too many friends over there on that team to do anything like that on objective. I don't think he intentionally wrecked us but you just get exhausted of coming out on the wrong end of those deals too often.

Busch finished second, Elliott 38th.

Elliott's crew chief, Alan Gustafson, had an expletive-filled conversation with Busch after the race. "I just misjudged the gap". "(Busch's) explanation, I'm sure, is accurate, but it doesn't change that all these guys have worked their tails off on this Chevy, and they deserved to win the race".

"Ultimately he made a mistake, and I get it, and I don't think he intentionally wrecked us, but you just get exhausted of coming out on the wrong end of those deals too often", he said.

Brad Keselowski of Team Penske was fourth while JGR's Erik Jones was fifth.

Sunday's Cup race - won by Kevin Harvick - was the first live NASCAR event since March 8 at Phoenix Raceway.

Rain disrupted the schedule Tuesday night when the Xfinity Series was washed out.

Darlington Xfinity race postponed: "What's another couple days?" The Darlington event and subsequent races in May and June are scheduled to be held without fans in attendance and without practice or qualifying.

NASCAR EVP and Chief Racing Development Officer, Steve O'Donnell talks to Fox News Autos editor Gary Gastelu about the challenges of restarting the NASCAR season at Darlington Raceway amid the coronavirus pandemic. The next Cup Series event is the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. His chance to win ended late in the race when a flat tire spun him out.

Following track-drying efforts NASCAR has rescheduled the green-flag starting time to 7:50 p.m. ET. However, rain that fell in the afternoon forced a two-hour delay of the start.

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