Chase Elliott set for Florida Nitro Rallycross
Chase Elliott will race within the finale of Nitro Rallycross’ 2021 sequence December 4-5 at The FIRM in North Florida. Elliott is confirmed to drive the ZipRecruiter-sponsored #GoNitro automobile in Nitro RX’s Supercar class. Along with his addition to the line-up, Elliott’s beverage accomplice, A SHOC Vitality, can also be sponsoring his Nitro Rallycross debut within the ultimate spherical.
Elliott is the newest NASCAR star to deal with Nitro RX’s difficult programs, following Kyle Busch’s sturdy efficiency at Nitro RX’s Phoenix cease earlier this month.
“I’m actually trying ahead to racing in Nitro RX on the season finale in Florida,” Elliott mentioned. “I benefit from the problem of attempting out different types of racing and have lately taken up grime racing, so getting in a rallycross automobile is basically interesting. Nitro RX is thrilling to observe and from what (Nitro Rallycross organizer) Travis Pastrana and a few of the different drivers have advised me, it’s simply as thrilling to be behind the wheel. I can’t wait.”
Travis Pastrana mentioned, “It’s completely superior for our sport to see NASCAR Cup champions like Chase Elliott and Kyle Busch compete in Nitro Rallycross. Kyle had a lot enjoyable and a really spectacular fourth-place end at Nitro Rallycross in Phoenix. Chase is bar none one of many biggest driving skills in motorsport, and having an elite driver of his caliber opens Nitro RX to a brand new viewers. Chase becoming a member of us for the Florida finale is an effective way to shut out the 2021 sequence.”
Whereas Elliott has a full trophy case from quite a few sequence throughout the racing world, together with inventory automobile sequence championships within the NASCAR Cup Sequence and NASCAR Xfinity Sequence, Nitro RX, nevertheless, will probably be new territory.
Nitro RX’s turbocharged 600hp autos are completely different beasts than the NASCAR Cup Sequence autos Elliott normally pilots. Nitro RX Supercars are additionally all-wheel drive and speed up sooner off the beginning line than an F1 automobile, hitting 60mph in simply 1.9 seconds at 1.5 G. Placing that energy to all 4 wheels is important to navigate Nitro RX’s revolutionary multi-surface tracks, which characteristic 100-ft plus jumps, banked turns and steep berms.
Elliott will face off towards an elite area of multi-disciplinary racers. Along with lNitro RX mastermind Pastrana, Florida rivals embody Tanner Foust — the one driver on the planet with victories in X Video games, World Rallycross, WRX, ARX and the European Rallycross Championship — in addition to Scott Velocity, a three-time X Video games gold medalist, three-time World Rallycross champion, plus an F1 and NASCAR veteran — and extra.
Following back-to-back sequence wins, Pastrana at present holds the lead within the Nitro RX Championship standings. With the 2021 sequence title on the road going into the Florida finale, he seems to be ahead to the added problem of squaring off towards Elliott.
“The observe is being constructed proper now so Chase could have as a lot time on it as anybody coming into this race,” Pastrana mentioned. “And with a lot tarmac in Florida I wouldn’t be stunned to see Chase find yourself on the rostrum, however I might be very impressed. I stay up for seeing how his abilities switch over to all-wheel drive Supercars and may’t wait to go door to door with one of many youngest NASCAR Cup champion of all time.”
Along with Kyle Busch, two-time European Rallycross winner Andreas Bakkerud has additionally pushed the ZipRecruiter #GoNitro automobile. ZipRecruiter is the newest addition to Nitro RX’s rising sponsor roster, becoming a member of foundational sequence companions Pink Bull, Yokohama, Subaru Motorsports USA and O’Reilly Auto Elements.
The occasion streams dwell on Peacock. In the meantime, delayed protection of final week’s Nitro Rallycross spherical at Glen Helen additionally airs on NBCSN Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET