WWE Team ‘Street Profits’ Presents NASCAR Champ Chase Elliott With Special Championship Belt

Published 02/12/2021, 12:17 PM EST
LOUDON, NEW HAMPSHIRE – JULY 19: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 Kelley Blue Book Chevrolet, looks on during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedwayin Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)


Chase Elliott already has another championship title to his name even before the season has begun, but not in racing! As part of a small presentation, the Hendrick Motorsports driver received a special WWE-styled championship belt.

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Two of the WWE’s superstars, Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins, together commonly known as the ‘Street Profits’, made a special appearance at the Daytona International Speedway. The 2020 Cup Series champion was also in attendance for the same.

Hendrick Motorsports took to Twitter to post a few snapshots of the trio receiving the belt. The post’s caption read, “A special Championship for the Cup Series champ. @chaseelliott was gifted a @WWE title with custom side plates by the Street Profits today!

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Street Profits commemorated Chase Elliott for his NASCAR Cup title win

The belt, in line with the WWE Championship format, was customized at both ends. Elliott’s name has been inscribed at one end, with the NASCAR Cup Series logo emblazoned on the other.

While Elliott would gladly accept this title, the defense of his Cup Series championship would already be running in the back of his mind. Building on the momentum he generated last season, he would want to keep the golden run going by securing another title.

Considering other contenders such as Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, and Denny Hamlin will step up their game, Elliott has to be wary of the threat. With a similar surge in this year’s Playoffs, though, he could well become the driver to beat.

Elliott notched a starting position of sixth for the NASCAR Daytona 500

As such, Elliott made a decent start in the 2021 Daytona 500’s qualifying and Duel 2. The 25-year-old did not exactly set the stage on fire in qualifying, with a timed lap just enough to land him a place in Duel 2.

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AVONDALE, ARIZONA – NOVEMBER 09: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Autocare Center Chevrolet, stands on the grid during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bluegreen Vacations 500 at ISM Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

After beginning the Duel at Daytona in fifth, he quickly attempted to climb up the grid. However, his eventual efforts saw him retain that position. As a result, he will now begin the Great American Race in 11th place.

Therefore, Elliott will have some work to do if he wishes to win the Daytona 500. With that crown still pending, the No.9 would surely drive his heart out on Sunday.

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Bhargav Gopal

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Hailing from Bengaluru, Bhargav is an F1 and NASCAR author for EssentiallySports. He is a huge fan of Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing. Bhargav also has an MBA in Sports Management from the Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences, Pune.

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