Chase Elliott claims Iowa has been a Cup race “worthy facility for a long time”

Chase Elliott claims Iowa has been a Cup race “worthy facility for a long time”

Chase Elliott (Via IMAGO)

The NASCAR cup Series grid is set to make its debut at Iowa Speedway, after an impressive and dramatic race at Sonoma. Since it’s opening in 2006, the 0.875 miles track hasn’t hosted a Cup Series race. The fans have been asking for it a long-time and NASCAR finally caved in to make it a possibility for the 2024 season.

Many drivers and NASCAR personalities are delighted to see the track getting a Cup race date. One of them is 2020 NASCAR Cup series champion Chase Elliott. The Hendrick Motorsports driver at Sonoma highlighted that since his days racing at the track for K&N Pro and Xfinity series events, he has seen fans asking for a Cup race there.

Because of this, he is really excited that the fans are getting what they want. He also pointed out that the track has facilities worthy of a Cup series race date for a long-time and he is hoping to see an event that would enable them to make most out of the opportunity.

I think what's exciting for me about it is I remember going there with K&N and Xfinity, and for whatever reason I remember fans particularly always talking about how bad they want the Cup race so I'm just excited they finally got a Cup race. I feel like it's been a worthy facility for a long time... They've got one and I hope they make the most of it.
Chase Elliott said at Sonoma.

Chase Elliott gives his verdict on Sonoma race outing

The No:9 Chevy driver finished the race at P4 on Sunday after pulling of a late move of Ross Chastain. He later admitted that though he was fast, he was fast enough to challenge Kyle Larson for the win and admitted that if not for the too much time he lost in the initial part of the race, he would have had a shot at winning.

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Chase Elliott at IMS (Credits:@NASCAR/Twitter)
I don’t think I was as fast as he was, but thought we had a really solid car, and in the mix, for sure. But just lost too much time. You’re not going to make up that much ground, when you fall that far behind.
Chase Elliott said.

The 2020 Cup champion has made a come back from his poor streak with the win at Texas and since then has been among the most consistent drivers. He is currently P2 in the points table and that gives him a shot at winning the regular season championship as well.

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