Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott Showdown finish reminiscent of 2003 Darlington thriller

Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott had an entertaining battle for the win in the third and final Sprint Showdown segment last Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

After hard racing throughout the final few laps, Larson narrowly beat rookie Elliott to the checkered flag, but not without some contact heading to the finish line — as another rookie, Ryan Blaney, finished a close third.

The ending of this one turned out to be eerily similar to Ricky Craven and Kurt Busch’s photo finish in the 2003 Carolina Dodge Dearlers 400 at Darlington Raceway — a race where Ryan’s dad, Dave Blaney, also finished third.

Watch and listen as this creative video mashes together the commentary from our FOX NASCAR team in both races, and it matches almost perfectly.