Chase Elliott on expectations ahead of Sonoma raceway



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Chase Elliott on expectations ahead of Sonoma raceway

Chase Elliott is ready for the big challenge that awaits him. Sonoma Raceway will be an exciting race, and he hopes that this year he can repeat the result from last year. “Sonoma (Raceway) has been a place that has been a pretty big challenge for me in the past.

Last season, I felt like it was the best I’ve ever been there. We were pretty good late in the race and I was really proud of that effort by our NAPA team. With having one road course race down with this new car and having some learnings from COTA (Circuit of The Americas), I’m hopeful that we can put together another strong run like we did last year,” Chase Elliott said, as quoted by firstsportz.

New-season The season is by no means easy and Next Gen cars are a real challenge for racers. The No:9 team crew chief Alan Gustafson talked about it “Heading into the first road course race of the year at COTA (Circuit of The Americas), we didn’t really know what to expect.

There are so many new things with this car, so many unknowns. We didn’t really get the chance to test on a road course before the season started. Chase (Elliott) had the opportunity to drive the car at Charlotte (ROVAL), but we weren’t there because we were in the middle of the playoffs,” Alan Gustafson said.

Elliott will try to reach a positive result. “So, it was a steep learning curve for our team at COTA and I think going through that experience was good. It certainly helped us move forward. We’ve still got to learn some things, but now I think can start working our way down the list of unknowns that we need to figure out.

Hopefully, we have a better run than we did in COTA and be able to go off that for the remainder of the road courses this season,” Alan Gustafson added.