WATCH: Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney Compete Against Each Other on the Golf Course

Published 10/23/2021, 12:55 AM EDT
Mar 7, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Chase Elliott (9) races for position against driver Brad Keselowski (2) and driver Ryan Blaney (12) during the Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports


Over the past few weeks, Chase Elliott has come under a lot of fire. And considering that he is under pressure to qualify for the Championship 4, he needs a break before all the madness. Thus, he and Ryan Blaney decided to go out and have a round of golf. This is because, there is no better stress-reliever than smashing a few golf balls.

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The two of them got together with a few friends and had a friendly competition. Along the way, there was plenty of banter. And needless to say, the contest was quite intense, but the game eventually ended in a tie. It is also interesting to note that Noah Gragson had a similar idea, though his golf game was a bit more aggressive.

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What lies ahead for Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney?

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This weekend, the Cup Series paddock heads to the Kansas Speedway. Both Elliott and Blaney are still in the running for the Championship 4. However, Blaney is in a stronger position, as he is second in the standings behind Kyle Larson. Meanwhile, Elliott will be hoping that Larson gives him a helping hand in getting two Hendrick Motorsports cars into the Final 4.

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – AUGUST 15: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 Hooters Chevrolet, waits on the grid prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Verizon 200 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on August 15, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Whether Larson obliges or not, is another story, but beyond that it is every man for himself. Rest assured, Blaney will also be depending on Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano to help him. In the meantime, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, and Martin Truex Jr will also try the same thing for Joe Gibbs Racing.

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Aside from Kansas, the top eight drivers will be looking ahead to Martinsville, as is their last chance to make the Championship 4. When the paddock heads to the season finale at Phoenix, whoever joins Larson, knows that it will be a no holds barred competition.

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Dhruv George is a senior Motorsports author for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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