Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway seemed like a fitting way for Bill and Chase Elliott to spend an evening – some quality bonding time after bandying about the idea of racing against each other.
And son won.
Chase, the defending NASCAR Cup Series champion, is no stranger to the track, which he raced on with some success as a teenager and has championed for inclusion in the Cup Series schedule.
“No. 1 was having a chance to race with dad,” Chase said of his decision to participate Saturday, a day before he traveled to New Hampshire for his regular Cup job.
“Go show support in person, go be there, go race,” he said. “I hope this weekend continues to add to the conversation and the positivity of what a Cup race would do for that city and how much fun it would be.”
Nashville! I’m not sure I’ve ever been so proud to be a race fan than right now, the support and energy y’all showed up with last night was unreal and I sincerely thank you for coming out to show what that place is capable of. I made memories I’ll cherish forever… pic.twitter.com/2zplUdszk5
— Chase Elliott (@chaseelliott) July 18, 2021
I hope you fans out there show the support in person to the Nashville Fairgrounds this weekend that it deserves, NOW is our chance. Let’s make the most of it before it’s too late. #standingroomonlyatnashville https://t.co/Bm4N9keZqw
— Chase Elliott (@chaseelliott) July 15, 2021
They’re calling this the largest crowd at the Nashville Fairgrounds since the 1970s. pic.twitter.com/abYZSR6oYq
— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) July 17, 2021