Hendrick Motorsports has been dominating the NASCAR front row for the last couple of years thanks to the group of drivers they have signed to carry their badge on the track which includes reigning Cup series champion Kyle Larson, 2020 champion Chase Elliott,Alex Bowman, and the young gun of the team William Byron.
Following the new contract extension given to William Byron HMS has secured service of all their drivers up to the end 2023 season which will benefit them in their efforts to go for yet another championship win. HMS has so far been the dominant team of 2022 with all their drivers visiting the victory lane at least once and William Byron doing it twice.
Now Chase Elliott who won the last week’s Dover Motor Speedway Cup race breaking his win drought this season has come forth giving his opinion on William Byron getting a contract extension.
Chase Elliott when asked how he felt about all of his teammates having contracts up to 2023 following William Byron’s new contract extension said that he believes it’s a great thing for the team as he believes they deserve the opportunity. He went on to say that the trio has brought a lot of success to the team in the last couple of years and it says a lot about them as an individual.
“I think it’s great. Those three guys deserve their opportunities in my eyes and I think they’ve done a great job. They’ve had a lot of success and have run well over the course of the last couple of years. So yeah, I think it’s a great thing. When a guy or a girl is deserving of an opportunity and they’re able to achieve that and have one presented to them in a manner like all of our guys have, I think it says a lot about them,” Chase Elliott said.
The 2020 Cup Series Champion went on to say that he believes team HMS is in a solid place right now in terms of togetherness and easy flow of operation. He added that he is happy for William Byron as he deserves the contract extension and said he is looking forward to racing and working with him in the coming years.
“I think HMS is in a really solid place right now. I feel like we all work pretty well together. It’s just kind of an easy flow in operation, which is good. I think it’s a great thing. I’m happy for William (Byron) and, in light of his news this week, I think he’s very deserving. I look forward to racing with him and working with him over the next few years too,” says Chase Elliott.
Justin P Joy is a NASCAR and Formula 1 writer at FirstSportz. He has been a content writer for more than a year and has written over 1200 articles for the organization. Justin is a sports enthusiast who loves every sport where body and mind matter. A huge motorsports fan, his love for racing started when he discovered Moto GP at the age of 10. That love later guided him into the world of Formula 1. He fell in love with NASCAR after seeing Tom Cruise’s “Days of Thunder” and has been an avid follower of the sport since. Now 22, He has the same passion for the sport and aims to share the love with the masses.
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