There are not many currently active drivers who can boast the skills of Chase Elliott in road-course racing.
The 2020 Cup Series champion may have things to learn on other tracks but when it comes to road-course racing, he exerts his presence like no one else. After all, he has won the last four of the five Cup races on a road course.
When it comes to the best road course drivers of all time, Elliott’s father Bill Elliott might not make it to the very top, but the Hendrick Motorsports driver believes that his father is underrated in this regard and that he takes most of his learning about road-course racing from his father.
“Honestly, I’ve talked to my dad more about road-course racing than anybody,” Elliott said.
“He was, I feel like, a really good road course racer, very underrated, throughout his career, so he’s been helpful probably more than anybody else over there.”
We learned some things, and now we are looking ahead to @LVMotorSpeedway 🤙🏼 pic.twitter.com/hybjpGyvyw
— Chase Elliott (@chaseelliott) March 1, 2021
After a good start to the season with a 2nd-place finish at Daytona 500, Elliott could not make it five wins in a row at Daytona Road course, the second race of the 2021 season. The race at Homestead-Miami Speedway wasn’t a good one for the 2020 champion either, as he managed to finish just in the 14th position.
But just like how Elliott defied all odds to win the 2020 championship, he will surely come good in the races to come.
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