“Another One of These Bad Boys” – Chase Elliott Licking His Lips Ahead of Title Showdown in Phoenix

Published 11/02/2021, 11:50 AM EDT
Avondale, Arizona, USA; NASCAR driver Chase Elliott celebrates with the championship trophy after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Championship at Phoenix Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


Chase Elliott advanced to the Last 4 after the race in Martinsville. The Hendrick driver who has two race wins this season heads into the finale in Phoenix, looking to win his second consecutive NASCAR Cup Series title.

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Elliott’s intentions were confirmed in a recent video posted by Hendrick Motorsports on Twitter.

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Elliott seems focused and in high spirits at the start of the championship week.

The Hendrick Racing driver commented on his team’s recent performances while also being proud of the team.

“We’ve put together couple of really strong performances over the last couple of weeks.”

Pointing the camera to the cup, Elliott said, “We’d love to come home with another one of these bad boys.”

A great season for Chase Elliott and Co.

The Hendrick team have experienced a very successful season.

Among their four drivers, Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson, Alex Bowman, and William Byron, they’ve won 16 races with one historic 1-2-3-4 finish coming at Dover International Speedway.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 26: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, waves to fans during pre-race ceremonies prior to the NASCAR Cup Series South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on September 26, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)

Elliott’s to battle Gibbs duo and his own teammate in Phoenix

Sunday’s race in Phoenix will see two historic teams, Joe Gibbs and Hendrick Racing, fill up the four places for the title.

After the race in Martinsville, the three drivers who advanced to the Last 4 were Joe Gibbs teammates, Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr. and Hendrick’s Chase Elliott.

With a few comments exchanged between Elliott and Hamlin on Sunday, the Hendrick driver will be wary of the experienced Gibbs Driver who is chasing his first title.

Especially when the two of them have had high tensions between them in the past.

 

But Chase Elliott, the defending champion has conceded the ‘title favourite’ tag to another driver, his teammate Kyle Larson.

Larson has had an incredible season, with 11 wins to his name.

 

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In fact, Larson qualified before the other three as he advanced automatically on the back of three consecutive wins before Martinsville.

But Elliott, who has experience in Phoenix on his side, will look to finish ahead of the favourite.

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Knowing Larson’s red hot form, Hamlin’s hunger for his first, and Truex’s underdog status, do you think Chase Elliott will lift the trophy and win his second straight title?

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Shaharyar

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Shaharyar is a Formula 1 & NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. A Graduate in Journalism from Amity University, he has been a passionate follower of motorsports for the better part of the decade. A Max Verstappen and Ferrari supporter, he dreams of a pairing of the two in the future.

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