One of the favorites to win the NASCAR Cup Series Championship is Chase Elliott. Elliott enters the playoffs as the leader and showed his best during the season. Nevertheless, there were many accidents and misfortunes, but Elliott is still the main favorite for the most part, and now he will have to justify it.
“There’s been too many people good at different times. Just because we have a win more than other people doesn’t mean other people aren’t capable of winning or having a really good day,” Elliott said, as quoted by motorsport.
“You have to respect the whole field. There are a lot of really talented drivers and a lot of really smart people working at these teams. I feel like we’re in a good place. I think we could be better for sure. But I think we’re in a solid spot mentally and in a position where we’ve learned some lessons that we can apply going forward”.
Chase Elliott and playoffs
Although he has a point advantage over his rivals, he does not see this as a guarantee of a good result. Chase thinks that most of the drivers are dangerous and that they will look for their chance through the playoffs.
Elliott does not want to relax and is ready to give his best. “I don’t think anybody is safe at any point in time. You have to respect this format from Week One all the way to Week 10. I don’t think there is ever a period of time where you should think anything is taken for granted No amount of playoff points is ever safe.
Each round is so short. You could have two bad weeks back-to-back and do nothing wrong. Next thing you know, you’re in a position where you have to win the last race. That can happen to the guy who is first in points or the guy that is last.
No one is safe from that”. The Bristol race will be a big challenge considering that the Next Gen cars have not had a chance to race there. Elliott is particularly excited about it and hopes for a good result. “That one is really interesting, in my opinion,” Elliott said. “I’m excited to get to Bristol.
It’s an iconic event on our schedule. That fall night race is one that I always look forward to going to. Hopefully, (we) get it right because it will be a bit of a guess for everyone”.