After making his dirt track and midget car debut at the Carolina Midget Showdown, Chase Elliott spoke about the difference between NASCAR and such racing.
The 2020 Cup Series champion has been keeping himself busy during the off-season. One of his events that the Hendrick Motorsports driver participated in was the Carolina Midget Showdown, and he will also participate in the Chili Bowl Nationals this coming week.
Elliott finished third and fourth in the two races. Speaking about the difference between dirt track racing and NASCAR, Elliott said:
“The aggression level you need (to be successful) is really high. You just have to go.
“There is no waiting around. I think that’s the biggest difference for me, is just that the intensity level is up from the get-go and not in just the last 100 miles or so of one of our normal (NASCAR Cup Series) events.
“That’s really cool, though, honestly. If you have an opportunity, you have to take it.
“I think that’s what makes this type of racing entertaining sometimes, for sure.”
Elliott has previously stated that racing in different disciplines will help to improve his racing skills and his reputation. He will certainly be benefitting from all these experiences to defend his 2020 Cup Series crown.