New Cup Series Champion Chas Elliott said that racing in multiple disciples will only make him better as he announced Chili Bowl debut.
Posting a tweet, Elliott disclosed that he will be participating in the Chili Bowl Nationals. The event is scheduled to take place between January 11-16 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
— Chase Elliott (@chaseelliott) November 25, 2020
Speaking to The Athletic, Elliott said:
“Going and testing is one thing, but being around people and knowing how to work guys in traffic is important.
“Anybody who thinks you’re going to show up (at the Chili Bowl) and have a shot at the A-Main on your first stab is stupid.
“I respect it from the outside looking in and realize how much time and effort you have to put in to be good.”
Elliott is also confirmed to participate in the Snowball Derby super late model race this December in Pensacola, Florida. He might also feature in January’s Rolex 24 sports car race at Daytona International Speedway.
By racing in multiple disciplines as he is supposed to do this year, Elliott said that it will improve him both on and off the field.
“As time goes on in all aspects of racing, being diverse behind the wheel is going to be a good thing.
“Partners are going to appreciate you being able to go and dabble in different things more. And I honestly think you can take lessons from those types of cars and make you better on Sundays.
“Thickening the notebook is really going to be a big thing.”