Reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott is as determined as ever to bring home a championship trophy. The driver of the No. 9 team is looking for more consistency entering the playoffs.
Elliott believes his Hendrick Motorsports group can get the job done. With two wins thus far, he believes the playoffs will be his strong suit, just like a year ago.
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“We started out OK. We’re past halfway and getting close to the playoffs. I’m looking forward to that and taking it a day at a time. We’ve had some good weeks and bad weeks. We haven’t been as consistent as we need to be. Hopefully, we can clean that up for these remaining races.”
“I think exactly what I just said. We need to clean some things up and have more consistency. We need to make less mistakes on and off the racetrack. Ultimately, we need to find a little more consistency in how we perform every week.”
“The crew chief and the entire crew is important. Everyone’s role matters or they wouldn’t have a role. At the end of the day, everybody has a job, and we all have to do it at a high level to get good results.”
“It would be great. That’s the goal every year and what we’re setting out to try to do again.”
“I think some days yes and some days no. It’s tough in a lot of ways because next season rolls quickly. You have to get back at it. Right now, we’re just moving forward and thinking about what’s next.”
“Dale basically came down and shot it with me here in Georgia around my home. He’s never seen this part of Georgia. He wondered why I still live here. We enjoyed our day, and I’m so glad it turned out really well.”
“Enjoyment. When you watch something, you want to enjoy it. It’s an opportunity for folks to have a bird’s eye view of me showing Dale around my hometown. That’s all it is. It’s a unique way of showing it, and I think he does a good job of telling the right story.”