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Chase Elliott Recalling on ‘Special Time’ of Early 21st Century of NASCAR’s ‘Hight’ State

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Chase Elliott’s performance on the track has been nothing short of extraordinary, carrying forward his father’s legacy from NASCAR’s acclaimed golden era of the early 21st century. As the son of Bill Elliott, he’s been making waves for Hendrick Motorsports.

In a recent appearance on the Harvick Happy Hour Podcast, Chase Elliott reminisced about a cherished memory from his father’s racing days. He recalled a period he fondly refers to as the “High Stakes” era of NASCAR, a time when he was too young to fully grasp the nuances of the sport. Nevertheless, being immersed in the epicenter of NASCAR, with his father a prominent figure, evoked a sense of pride and excitement for Chase.

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Reflecting on his father’s ups and downs during that time, including a winless streak, Chase remembered it as a thrilling period. He recounted a particular incident when his father triumphed over Jimmie Johnson, bringing Chase onto the victory stage, although he was more preoccupied with munching on popcorn than fully comprehending the significance of the moment.

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Chase Elliott vs. Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Who Is the Better NASCAR Driver?

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Kevin Harvick, a former NASCAR Cup champion who retired in 2023, sat down with JGR drivers Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr., Ty Gibbs, and Christopher Bell for an interview on his Fox Sports show. The burning question: Who is the superior driver—Chase Elliott or Dale Earnhardt Jr.?

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The young talent Ty Gibbs echoed Hamlin’s sentiment. He backed the No. 9 Chevy driver, emphasizing Elliott’s skills and achievements.Hamlin, who shares a close friendship with Dale Jr., didn’t hesitate. He chose Chase Elliott as the better driver. Perhaps it was a tough call for him, given the personal connection, but he acknowledged Elliott’s prowess on the track. Truex also leaned toward Chase Elliott. He highlighted Elliott’s championship win, recognizing the impact he has made in the sport.

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Moin
I'm Moin Akhunji, a passionate sports writer renowned for my unique storytelling approach. My expertise spans across various sports, notably NASCAR, F1, and IndyCar. I hold a profound admiration for athletes like Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. When I'm not crafting articles, you'll likely find me trekking in the hills, indulging in my favorite hobby.
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