Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson, and Hendrick Teammates Reveal Their Favorite Christmas Movies

Published 12/25/2020, 11:10 AM EST
AVONDALE, ARIZONA – MARCH 07: Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 McDonald’s Chevrolet, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series FanShield 500 at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


The holidays are bound to be a relaxing period for the NASCAR community, as people around the world begin to celebrate Christmas. Hendrick Motorsports (HMS) has now told its fans what their favorite drivers such as Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott consider their favorite Christmas movies to be!

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The team posted a video on Twitter with a short clip consisting of all four drivers. One by one, each racer revealed their most preferred pick to watch during the festive holidays.

HMS had earlier also given its fans an opportunity to guess the movie picks against each driver’s name. So how many actually got it right this time around?

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Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson make interesting picks

The post’s caption read, “You guessed, they answered! Find out which Christmas movie each Hendrick Motorsports driver loves to watch during the #HendrickHolidays!”

Kyle Larson was the first to appear in the video and he revealed his favorite film to be ‘The Grinch’. The 2020 Cup Series champ Chase Elliott was next, and he picked the 1994 classic, ‘The Santa Clause’.

William Byron followed it up by saying that his favorite Christmas movie was ‘The Polar Express’. And last but not least appeared No.48 Alex Bowman, who revealed his chosen one as the ‘Christmas Vacation’.

Sounds like all drivers definitely have great taste in their film choices! What’s more, fans can now enjoy a list of four movies during the festive period provided by their favorite drivers.

RICHMOND, VA – SEPTEMBER 09: Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway on September 9, 2017 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

The team will reflect on 2020 with joy and pride

Three of  Hendrick’s four drivers made it through to the Round of 16 in the playoffs this year. Byron and Bowman had reasons to smile with their race wins in Daytona and California, respectively.

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AVONDALE, ARIZONA – NOVEMBER 08: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, and his
crew chief Alan Gustafson pose for a photo after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Season Finale 500 and the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Championship at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Their biggest achievement, however, came through Elliott, who clinched the 2020 Cup Series title. The 25-year-old from Dawsonville was outstanding in the regular season and the form also showed in the playoffs.

With Larson appointed to replace the outgoing Jimmie Johnson, the team has a solid lineup for next season. And possibly by next Christmas, HMS will hope that they have more reasons to spread cheer amongst their supporters.

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Bhargav Gopal

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Hailing from Bengaluru, Bhargav is an F1 and NASCAR author for EssentiallySports. He is a huge fan of Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing. Bhargav also has an MBA in Sports Management from the Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences, Pune.

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