“I’d Love to Get More Involved” – Chase Elliott Expresses Plans to Run Many More Short Track Races after Snowball Derby
Chase Elliott returned to the Snowball Derby this year on the back of his most prolific year yet in the NASCAR Cup Series. While he could not add a third title at the prestigious short track racing event, Elliott is far from done with the Snowball Derby. The reigning NASCAR champion will return to the event in the years to come.
“Yeah, I’d love to come back, sometime. I really enjoyed my time here this week,” Elliott said after finishing third in Sunday’s race.
Not just the Snowball Derby, the 25-year-old plans to do a lot more short track racing in the years to come. “I’d love to do just more short track racing in general,” Elliott added.
While the Snowball Derby attracts some of the top racers across the country, Elliott feels there are other such races too that need the attention and star involvement. Elliott plans to run those races as well in the future and take up new challenges. The key for him will be to manage everything along with his full-time NASCAR schedule.
Chase Elliott will not just stop with the Snowball Derby
“This is a big race, obviously. But there’s also a lot of other big races across the country that deserve a lot of attention. I think they would be fun to go do and would be challenging to go do. I’d love to get more involved. It’s just tough to do it all and the way I want to do it.”
He aims to participate in a lot of races in the time to come. “We’ll talk about it. I’d love to come back here. I’d love to race in general as the years progress, so we’ll see.”
Ended up p3 today at the snowball derby, hate to come up short but very proud of the effort to get back to there after the week we had. Happy for @TyMajeski, he’s been close many times and has rightfully earned that. See y’all next week at Milbridge for the midget debut 😳
— Chase Elliott (@chaseelliott) December 7, 2020
Speaking ahead of the Snowball Derby, Chase Elliott explained how important short track racing is for him. He wants the format to not just survive, but also have a lot of success and attention in the time to come.
Elliott was gutted to finish in third place, especially after winning on Saturday in the ‘Last Chance Race’ to enter the Derby. However, he showed the champion’s mentality to win that crucial race and even run so well in the final race. He will next run the midget race at Milbridge.