“You Wanted Me to Go Watch This Baseball Game” – NASCAR Heartthrob Chase Elliott Reveals His Worst-Ever Date

Published 05/20/2022, 3:47 PM EDT
LOUDON, NEW HAMPSHIRE – JULY 18: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, waits on the grid prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 18, 2021 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)

Believe it or not, NASCAR drivers have a life outside of racing some of the wildest hot rods around circles. And, like many of us, they also go out on dates and meet new people and like to have fun. However, we all would have had some dates that were really just more of a disaster. It’s almost impossible to have all the perfect dates. And, NASCAR drivers are no exception to that. In fact, NBC had a Valentine’s day special interview with the Cup Series drivers, asking about their biggest date fails. However, the one that struck out from the rest was the Hendrick Motorsports driver, and the winner of the race at Dover, Chase Elliott’s date fail.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 06: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, looks on during the qualifying heats for the NASCAR Cup Series Busch Light Clash at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on February 06, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

This one specific date was at a regional baseball game which was supposed to be a date. However, it didn’t quite turn out how Elliott would have expected.

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Chase Elliott Talks About His Biggest Date Fail

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Chase Elliott talks about “a particular female that wanted to go to a regional Baseball game”. And, that was supposed to be a date! However, things didn’t quite work in Elliott’s way.

He talks about how he offered to get the tickets and meet her at the stadium when he said, “I’ll get the tickets and meet you there”. However, she insisted to get the tickets herself as she said, “No I’ll get the tickets”. A surprised Chase Elliott said, “It was in her hometown, maybe she knows somebody, you know?”. But, things turned the other way around as a suspicious Chase Elliott said, “Prior to the game, how I got the email with the tickets “. And, his suspicions came true as he added, “Come to find out, I watched like half the game by myself”. His date didn’t even show up until half the game was over! However, it wasn’t all bad for Chase Elliott as he said, “Luckily she did show up”. Yet, he still feels that it was pretty bad, and he isn’t to blame for thinking that way. In fact, he even doubted her as he said, “You wanted me to go watch this baseball game by myself? Which I did.” 

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This is one of the funniest date fails on the list and frankly, I felt bad for Chase Elliott. However, what matters at the end of the day is that he can still sit down and laugh about it years later.

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Hetul Katyal

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Hetul Katyal is an F1-NASCAR web stories creator at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his degree in Journalism from the Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, he is an avid supporter of Carlos Sainz and Scuderia Ferrari. Hetul always looks forward to the paddock going to Baku, but the part of F1 that excites him the most, is seeing the drivers tackle the 'Raidillon' at Spa.

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