Bubba Wallace, Chase Elliott & Dale Earnhardt Jr Lead Thanksgiving Celebrations from NASCAR Community

Published 11/26/2021, 12:49 AM EST
CHARLOTTE, NC – MAY 17: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Brakes Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)


November 25th generally marks the occasion of Thanksgiving and it is widely celebrated in the United States. Naturally, many of the current NASCAR stars and wider community rang in the occasion. Revellers included Bubba Wallace, Chase Elliott, Joey Logano and Austin Dillon among many others.

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Many of them took to Twitter to wish the fans and spend some time with their families. After all, there is a lot for them to be thankful for. In all honesty, racing is a dangerous business, so many of them will be thankful for their lives.  Of course, they were not the only ones who sent Thanksgiving wishes.

Even the likes of Mark Martin, Dale Earnhardt Jr and Michael Waltrip sent their best wishes. Admittedly, Martin was sorely tempted to skip the turkey because the desserts were too delicious. Whether he managed to fight back the urges or not, is a different matter altogether.

HAMPTON, GA – FEBRUARY 22: Bubba Wallace, driver of the #43 McDonald’s Chevrolet, stands on the grid during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 22, 2019 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Who else celebrated with Chase Elliott, Bubba Wallace and others?

On an interesting note, Austin Dillon had a Thanksgiving message for the fans. He said, “Hey everyone! Happy Thanksgiving. I just got done with a morning run so I can eat all day. Hope everyone gets to eat all day. Very thankful for this country that we live in. All my friends and family, hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving and shoot! We’ll be in a race car soon. Have a good one everyone!”

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One thing is for sure, all of the drivers are going to cherish this brief respite with their families and loved ones. After that, they will be hard at work on the track or training, for the new season. They all know that the Next Gen cars are practically unknown territory. In other words, since nobody has seen these cars in a race situation, the pecking order is a mystery until the first race kicks off at LA Coliseum.

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Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a senior Motorsports author for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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