WATCH: Georgia-Native Chase Elliott Receives Rousing Welcome in His Hometown After Winning NASCAR Title

Published 11/11/2020, 7:00 AM EST
Avondale, Arizona, USA; NASCAR driver Chase Elliott celebrates with the championship trophy after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Championship at Phoenix Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


Chase Elliott received a champion’s welcome as he reached home in Dawsonville, Georgia. Elliott created history as he became the third-youngest driver to win the NASCAR Cup Series title. He followed in his father Bill Elliott’s footsteps and gave the city of Dawsonville another NASCAR champion.

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The moment Elliott won at Phoenix Raceway on Sunday, the Dawsonville Pool Room was up on its feet. The traditional sounding of the siren went off; later that night, fans even celebrated on the streets.

On Monday, there was a huge parade planned for the 24-year-old. The Georgia-native arrived in his No. 9 Chevrolet as fans gathered on either side of the street where the Dawsonville Pool Room is located.

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They took pictures and cheered for Elliott. He then performed a burn-out for the people of his hometown, just like he did on the Phoenix Raceway track.

Chase Elliott gives his thoughts on the wonderful welcome

Later, during a ceremony to applaud Elliott, he was even given the ‘key to the city’ which was a very proud moment for Elliott. He spoke about the welcome he received and thanked the community for always supporting the Elliotts.

“There’s no other driver that would come home to a situation like this. It’s humbling. This town and this state, I feel like, this community is so supportive of what we do,” Chase said.

After the win on Sunday, Elliott even showered affection towards the people of Dawsonville. He had called for an exemption from school and work for the people.

I don’t know if it’s right or wrong, but I feel like the town of Dawsonville should just exempt all work and school tomorrow I feel like would be really cool,” Elliott said.

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He even expressed excitement towards going home after winning the biggest title in the sport.

Oct 11, 2020; 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

“I can’t wait to get home. It’s actually funny this week, actually the past couple weeks I really didn’t know where we were going to start. As I was driving to the airport, I passed the poolroom on the way. And on the way they have where I’m starting on the sign,” he added.

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The celebrations and fanfare on Monday would have excited Elliott even more. He is also expected to win the ‘Most Popular Driver’ award for the third year running.

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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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