Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson, and Kyle Busch Reveal Their Contrasting Plans for Thanksgiving

Published 11/24/2021, 4:10 AM EST
BROOKLYN, MI – AUGUST 11: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Consmers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 11, 2018 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)


During the holiday season, NASCAR drivers get to spend more time with their families. But, no matter how successful they are on the track, when at home, they become just another member of the family. This is something Chase Elliott shed some light on.

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In an interview about his Thanksgiving plans, Elliott, one of the most capable NASCAR drivers today, revealed the one thing he isn’t capable of – cooking.

“I definitely don’t do any of the cooking, that’s my mom’s category of things, so I’ll do whatever she says,” Elliott said.

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“She knows my cooking is not good at all, not even existent.”

Elliott explained that his mother makes a list and assigns duties to everyone. His duties are usually limited to buying water bottles and drinks from the store.

His Hendrick teammate Kyle Larson revealed that there is a slight change in the ‘traditions’ in his family this year for Thanksgiving. The 2021 Cup Series champion explained that they usually have a turkey night on Thanksgiving, but this year it was moved to Saturday because of a race.

But this ‘bummer’ is now less of a bummer now that they’ve made alternative plans.

“We’ll get to spend Thanksgiving at Disneyland and then go race,” Larson said.

As for the other Kyle, Kyle Busch’s plans, well, he was asked about it.

His answer?

“None that you need to know.”

Chase Elliott, Bush, and Larson still revving it up in offseason

Despite the 2021 season of NASCAR ending only a few weeks ago, Elliott, Busch and Larson are still competing in different forms of racing. At times, in the same events.

Recently, the Hendrick duo entered the Hangtown 100. While Kyle Larson ended up winning the race on Friday, his teammate Elliott, who is relatively new to dirt racing, failed to even qualify for the main event.

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WATKINS GLEN, NEW YORK – AUGUST 08: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, exits his car after the NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling at The Glen at Watkins Glen International on August 08, 2021 in Watkins Glen, New York. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

But Elliott will have another chance to take an offseason victory in Nitro Rallycross in December. The Hendrick driver will make his debut in the season finale on December 4. He follows fellow NASCAR driver, Kyle Busch, into Rallycross.

The Joe Gibbs driver made his debut last weekend in Round 3 at Arizona. Kyle Busch came awfully close to a podium with a fourth-place finish.

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It appears the three drivers are working overtime in order to finesse their racing skills. After all, in 2022, Next Gen car will be introduced. And who wouldn’t want to be the one to kick off the new era in winning fashion?

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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 better part of the decade. A Max Verstappen and Ferrari supporter, he dreams of a pairing of the two in future.

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