Chase Elliott the defending NASCAR Cup Series champion is set to compete in the SRX season-finale at Nashville Fairgrounds on July 17.
NASCAR most popular driver Chase Elliott will join his father, Bill Elliott, in the race that will televise live at 8 p.m. on the CBS Television Network and streamed on Paramount+ Premium.
Chase Elliott to compete in the SRX season-finale at Nashville Fairgrounds on July 17. This is just the second time Elliott has ever raced against his father Bill Elliott. The previous time was a Late Model race in 2013 at South Alabama Speedway; Chase won, Bill finished fourth.
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“Racing is such a big part of our lives and I’m genuinely excited to compete with my dad in the SRX race at Nashville,” Chase said. “We’ve been together at racetracks hundreds of times and only once before have we competed on the same track together. It’s an awesome opportunity and I’m really looking forward to it.”
Chase Elliott will drive SRX race at Nashville Fairgrounds next week.
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“My experience at Nashville is pretty dusty, so I might have to lean on Chase to give me some pointers from his time there in a Late Model,” Bill said. “It could be a bit of a role reversal with him teaching me.
“But it truly is a wonderful opportunity to be able to race with my son at Nashville. Obviously, I’m incredibly proud of all that he’s accomplished. For years, he watched me and now I’m watching him. But for one night in Nashville, we’ll both have the same viewpoint.”
“Bill and I worked together for five years at Evernham Motorsports and Chase was always around during that time,” said Ray Evernham, co-founder of the Camping World SRX Series. “Bill was instrumental in helping get our race team established and competitive, and Chase saw his dad’s work effort firsthand. It’s an understatement to say how cool it’s been to see Chase grow up and become such a great racer. The apple didn’t fall far from the tree.”