Chase Elliott’s name has been synonymous with the word humble ever since he first arrived in The Cup Series.
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With that being said, how humble can you be when your backs against the wall, people are calling you overrated and even the sports biggest experts are wondering when your going to finally win a race? Unfortunately for Elliott, this is what he faces on a weekly basis and the addition of driver for one of the top teams in the entire Cup Series is definitely not helping things.
Some thought Chase Elliott’s first win would finally come at this years Firecracker 400 at Daytona International Speedway, especially since had been fast all weekend and qualified 2nd for the race, but he ultimately got caught up in a few untimely messes and couldn’t recover. One of those incidents involved fellow competitor Michael McDowell, who caused Elliott to have a huge meltdown over the radio after McDowell wrecked him.
Of course this is typical of any driver that’s frustrated with something either on the track or off of it, but the message really tells just how frustrated Chase Elliott is right now and how much the pressure might actually be getting to him at this point in time. Whether it was a momentary lapse in judgment or not remains to be seen, but it it will be interesting to know what kind of Chase Elliott is coming into Saturday’s race at Kentucky.
Cut throat or complacent?