“Can’t Put It Into Words” – Chase Elliott Expresses Why NASCAR Cup Series Title Win Is Yet to Sink in for Him
Moments after Chase Elliott won the NASCAR Cup Series title after running an inspired race at Phoenix, he was not able to find the right words to describe his feelings. Elliott said it had not ‘sunk in,’ and urged those asking to pose the question when he sees them at Daytona for the start of the 2021 season.
The 25-year-old star has had just about a month now to reflect on his momentous achievement. However, he admitted it has still not sunk in for him and he does not completely know why.
“I honestly don’t know that it’s really sunk in yet,” Elliott said during a recent interview. Soon after winning the title, Elliott expressed his plans to run different types of races in the off-season, and he is doing exactly that.
The Georgia-native ran the Snowball Derby this past weekend and is now preparing for the Chili Bowl Nationals in January. To prepare for the same, Elliott will run the midget races in Millbridge this weekend.
Chase Elliott is keeping himself busy in the off-season
He expressed that his preparation for these races has kept him busy ever since winning the title. “I’ve been so busy with Chili Bowl and getting this car ready for the Derby. When we won the championship, that kept me really busy, and I’m super, super happy to have my schedule busy for this, but I’m not sure that it’s sunk in yet,” Elliott said.
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However, he has still been thinking about his title win to understand the magnitude of the feat. However, he still cannot find the perfect words to describe it.
“I’ve been thinking hard about it, and I don’t know why I can’t put it into words. I think part of it is that it’s just a moment that I’ve wanted my whole life,” the Hendrick Motorsports driver added further.
“Want time to stop so bad,” says Elliott
Elliott feels as if time has just flown by since he won the title, but he hopes to fully understand his title win soon.
“You want time to stop so bad in that moment and that’s just not how time works. You can’t just pause. Like anything else in life, when you’re having fun, time flies,” he said further. “So, I’m getting there. I don’t know that I’m there yet, but I’m getting there,” Elliott explained.
The ‘Most Popular Driver’ in NASCAR wants to embrace the experience of racing in different events in the off-season. He wishes to grab everything he learns from them and improve his skill-set before the 2021 season starts at Daytona.