“I’d Love to Get More Involved” – Chase Elliott Expresses Plans to Run Many More Short Track Races after Snowball Derby

Published 12/07/2020, 5:45 AM CST
Kansas City, Kansas, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Chase Elliott (9) races during the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports


Chase Elliott returned to the Snowball Derby this year on the back of his most prolific year yet in the NASCAR Cup Series. While he could not add a third title at the prestigious short track racing event, Elliott is far from done with the Snowball Derby. The reigning NASCAR champion will return to the event in the years to come.

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“Yeah, I’d love to come back, sometime. I really enjoyed my time here this week,” Elliott said after finishing third in Sunday’s race.

Not just the Snowball Derby, the 25-year-old plans to do a lot more short track racing in the years to come. “I’d love to do just more short track racing in general,” Elliott added.

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While the Snowball Derby attracts some of the top racers across the country, Elliott feels there are other such races too that need the attention and star involvement. Elliott plans to run those races as well in the future and take up new challenges. The key for him will be to manage everything along with his full-time NASCAR schedule.

Concord, North Carolina, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Chase Elliott (9) leads Joey Logano (22) and Erik Jones (20) during the Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Chase Elliott will not just stop with the Snowball Derby

“This is a big race, obviously. But there’s also a lot of other big races across the country that deserve a lot of attention. I think they would be fun to go do and would be challenging to go do. I’d love to get more involved. It’s just tough to do it all and the way I want to do it.”

He aims to participate in a lot of races in the time to come. “We’ll talk about it. I’d love to come back here. I’d love to race in general as the years progress, so we’ll see.”

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Speaking ahead of the Snowball Derby, Chase Elliott explained how important short track racing is for him. He wants the format to not just survive, but also have a lot of success and attention in the time to come.

Elliott was gutted to finish in third place, especially after winning on Saturday in the ‘Last Chance Race’ to enter the Derby. However, he showed the champion’s mentality to win that crucial race and even run so well in the final race. He will next run the midget race at Milbridge.

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Aayush Majumdar

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Aayush Majumdar is a NASCAR content strategist, a Tennis Writer, and a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. He is well-tenured as a tennis and NASCAR writer, with over 900 articles across both sports. After pursuing a Post Graduate program in Sports Management, Aayush explored various roles in Sports Media, including a Sports Reporting role at a leading English daily.

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