The Chili Bowl Nationals are about to get underway and Chase Elliott is all set to make his debut there. Luckily, he has his 2021 Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kyle Larson to help show him the ropes. This is because Larson is a former winner and is set to compete in the event as well.
Recently, Larson spoke about Elliott in the buildup to the event.
He said, “I think Chase has always had a lot of eyes on him throughout his career. His dad’s Bill Elliott, so I think he’s always had that pressure on him. I’m sure he doesn’t care about it or whatever, but he’s always had it, and I think that’s probably trained him for moments like this.”
Larson suggested that Chase Elliott is used to being under scrutiny and many people’s opinions. Regardless of that, he has done a remarkable job of not letting the pressure get to him, and is learning every time he is on the track.
The 28-year-old confessed that he has done his best to help out from a driving perspective. He also acknowledged that Elliott may still have a few queries when they reach Tulsa for the race, as the track is a lot more different compared to the Millbridge Speedway track.
Although he has a night’s experience, he still has a lot to learn. In a way, Larson is glad that Chase Elliott was willing to approach him for advice. Having said that, he hopes that Elliott performs well and avoids as much bad luck as possible.
Once the Chili Bowl concludes, it will soon be time to focus on the upcoming 2021 Cup Series season. Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson are set to be teammates once the new season kicks off in February. Considering that they are already working together for this event, it could help them when the Cup season begins.