Chase Elliott's reaction to sixth consecutive NASCAR Most Popular Driver Award

"Obviously I know our fans pretty well. They’re pretty loyal folks"

by Sead Dedovic
Chase Elliott's reaction to sixth consecutive NASCAR Most Popular Driver Award
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Chase Elliott secured his sixth consecutive NASCAR Cup Series Most Popular Driver Award on Thursday. Many felt that Busch should have won such an award this season. This great NASCAR driver expected the same.
“I have been told by NASCAR that I’ve finished second the last three or four years and the gap is getting closer.

… Hey I’m all for it man, that would probably be the shock of the night so I’m excited about that. I’m going to dress to impress just for that moment, so I can be ready. ” - Busch said, as quoted by!

Chase Elliott's speech

Elliott gave an interesting speech after receiving the award. Chase believed that few others had a chance to win the same prize. One of them is Ryan Blaney, who won the championship this year. However, Elliott has a loyal fan base that has supported him since day one of his career.

In addition, Chase is a driver who respects his fans and impresses them week after week. “I think there’s always a chance for anything,” Elliott said. "I think Ryan has a great following as well, and obviously him having a great year.

Thought that he’d have a shot. Also same for Kevin. Finishing up his career. A great career at that. Obviously I know our fans pretty well. They’re pretty loyal folks. I know that they’re aware of the career of someone like him too."

Chase Elliott: I don’t ever take it for granted

Eliott doesn't want to take anything for granted.

This will only motivate him to continue working even harder and remain as he is. Next season could be much better for him, hopefully with as few injuries as possible. Elliott did not forget to mention his family. “I don’t ever take it for granted.

I think it’s an easy thing to look at and to think that I would. I’m always grateful for the honor, and always grateful to have the support that we’ve had. Like I said, this has always been to me, an extension of my family’s place in the sport.

The success that they had over the years. The fans have been good to all of us. Not just Bill, but my entire family. So that’s just kind of how I look at it. Certainly respect it, and appreciate all that they do for me, and looking forward to seeing the folks back on the road next year”.

Chase Elliott