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Chase Elliott, NASCAR champion, to race in SRX season finale at Nashville Fairgrounds

Zach Dean, The News-Journal on

Published in Auto Racing

The Superstar Racing Experience has been a hit in it's first season, and it just added NASCAR's Most Popular driver to its lineup.

The series announced Tuesday that defending Cup champion Chase Elliott will race in the July 17 season finale at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway, joining father Bill Elliott, who is a series regular.

“Racing is such a big part of our lives and I’m genuinely excited to compete with my dad in the SRX race at Nashville,” Chase said. “We’ve been together at racetracks hundreds of times and only once before have we competed on the same track together. It’s an awesome opportunity and I’m really looking forward to it.”

Elliotts join Pettys, Jarretts

Elliott won his first Cup title last fall while Bill won the 1988 Cup championship. They are just the third father-son combo to win Cup Series championships, joining the Pettys (Lee won three and Richard won seven) and Jarretts (Ned won two while Dale won in 1999).

The Elliotts also raced together in the Alabama Pro 125 Late Model race at South Alabama in 2013. Chase won while Bill finished fourth.

 

Both drivers also have experience at Nashville, with Chase competing in several Super Late Model events and Bill racing in seven Cup races.

“My experience at Nashville is pretty dusty, so I might have to lean on Chase to give me some pointers from his time there in a Late Model,” Bill said. “It could be a bit of a role reversal with him teaching me.

SRX schedule

The SRX heads to Slinger Speedway (Wisconsin) this Saturday for the fifth round of the season. Bill is one of the 10 regular drivers making up the 12-driver field in all six SRX races. His best finish is 11th at Knoxville last month.

Chase, meanwhile, is coming off his second win of the Cup season last weekend at Road America.

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