History repeated itself in more ways than one Sunday at "The Last Great Colosseum." Drivers who have typically struggled or crashed out at Bristol Motor Speedway's unforgiving, half-mile track -- Alex Bowman, Matt DiBenedetto, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. -- did.
And just like last weekend, Chase Elliott was minutes away from a top finish before a late-lap incident took him out of the running, and sent Brad Keselowski sailing past him to the finish line in first place.
"I watched Joey (Logano) and Chase (Elliott) going at it," Keselowski said after the race. "The next thing I knew, they were wrecking. Here we found ourselves in Victory Lane. Just really crazy how it all came together."
The two 2020 race-winning Cup drivers battled side-by-side in the final laps of the race before Elliott said he got loose running on the inside of Logano, sending him into the wall and forcing them both to the bottom half of the finishing order. After the race, Logano said he approached Elliott's car after waiting for an apology.
"I sat there for a minute, minute-and-a-half. Nothing," Logano said in a video posted to his Instagram account. "So I just get mad enough to go up to (Elliott) and talk to him, and what I get out of it was, 'You've done it before.' "
"It's hard racing at the end," Logano told FOX Sports earlier in the evening after he had a conversation with the No. 9 driver. "I get that, but golly, man, be a man and take the hit when you're done with it."
Elliott told FOX Sports during his post-race interview that he'll "certainly take the blame."
"Just going for the win, you know," Elliott said. "Trying to get a run underneath him and (I) got really loose. I don't know if I had a tire going down or if I just got loose on entry, but as soon as I turned off the wall, I had zero chance in making it."
"I feel like I had to keep him right there in order to win the race with only three or four laps to go," Elliott continued. "So I hate that we both wrecked, but you can't go back in time now."
Instances of wrecking and post-wreck confrontations from the race leaders seem to be coming more frequently. Two weeks ago, Busch apologized to Elliott for a move that caused Elliott to crash out of the race, to which Elliott initially responded to by raising a middle finger to Busch. It was tough to tell at first if the spin was intentional or accidental, but Busch took the blame for it after the race, as did Elliott for the latest misstep Sunday.