Elliott returns to the dirt track; This time, he’s running a NAPA paint scheme!
He won the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series championship. Since, Elliott has been hitting a string of short track racing events.
Chase Elliott has had a busy off-season. It started with the Snowball Derby.
From their, he ran his first dirt midget race at Millbridge Speedway in North Carolina. That was directly followed by the famed Chili Bowl Nationals.
Over the weekend, Elliott made his first attempt in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. It’s a 24-hour endurance event with IMSA. The DPi team finished 6th after issues early in the event.
Now, Elliott is set to make his debut in USAC Midgets. He’ll run the NOS Energy Drink National Midget Championship on Friday and Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida.
Elliott commented via twitter, “Back at it, only one way to get better at this stuff.”
Elliott will pilot the No. 84 entry for CB Motorsports. The team is the defending champions with driver Chris Windom.
Take a look at the Chase Elliott NAPA dirt midget below.
Chad Boat comments
“I’ve been talking to Chase ever since he started doing a little bit of midget stuff,” CB Industries team owner Chad Boat said in a USAC release. “After Chili Bowl, he was looking to do a little bit more to get ready for Chili Bowl in 2022.
“I think it just made sense with us being down here close to what he’s doing for his other work. It just made sense for him that it would be a good place for him to come over and do it.”
Directly following the race weekend in Ocala, Elliott will head East to Daytona Beach, Florida. The NASCAR Cup Series is set to open their 2021 race season.