Who would have thought that a 24-year-old from Dawsonville would go on to lift the 2020 Cup Series title? Many rated Chase Elliott to go far, but not as a serious title contender in a race that involved the likes of Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski.
However, it was Elliott in the end and he definitely deserved to win the title. All that, while maintaining a humble and straightforward personality with minimal fuss and hassles.
Earnhardt Jr is quoted as saying, “You probably have experienced this many times in your life when you know somebody, you know that they’re a really good person and you see them succeed. It’s a good feeling because you like to see good things happen to good people.”
Dale Earnhardt Jr certainly believes that a driver like Chase Elliott stands for everything that is good about NASCAR. As he goes onto mention ahead, it was nice to see a racer with the ‘good guy’ tag ultimately win the top prize.
“There’s so many things about Chase being the champion that are positives. It’s amazing for the sport. I believe in the health of the sport, I want the sport to be healthy. I want whatever needs to happen to boost the sport, to lift the sport.”
In a sport that has often seen so many drivers crave attention, Elliott is someone who goes about his business. The hallmark of a true champion, he is potentially also on his way to becoming a Cup Series racing great.
The former Hendrick driver added, “Him being the champion, being the most popular driver in our sport and also being the champion is nothing but good for NASCAR going forward.
“I’m happy about that, but I’m more pleased that Chase is such a humble, genuine, down to earth, mild-mannered guy.”
“And typically the good guy doesn’t win, the nice guy doesn’t always finish first kind of thing. So I was happy for him,” concluded Earnhardt Jr on the topic.
Elliott’s win rekindled faith in hundreds of aspiring drivers around the world that buckling down and working hard will always yield results. After all, what is sport without a little bit of goodness?