Chase Elliott prefers his weekend trips over the ones you or I might take, and no need to apologize for that. While we occasionally drive to the farmers market or to a school fundraiser, the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion finishes some of his rides in the #9 Chevy Park in Victory Lane.
Sure, their paycheck and fan adoration is great, but Elliot is driving for competition, not to be part of the show. Which is why he wouldn’t consider participating in next year’s big NASCAR International Trial even if the schedule allowed.
NASCAR Takes Garage 56 Entry to Le Mans in 2023
Next year will see NASCAR’s first debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in nearly half a century, with the organization bringing a modified next-generation Chevy Camaro ZL1 to France.
Car drivers will not race to win because there will literally be no one to compete with. That’s because a NASCAR car is an entrance “Garage 56” which means that there are no other cars in its class because it is there as evidence of automotive innovation.
Hendrick Motorsports, IMSA and Goodyear are implementing the process, with HMS Executive Chad Knaus leading the project. Knaus was, of course, Jimmy Johnson’s chief of staff during seven seasons of the Cup Series.