Chase Elliott wins his first SRX racing event and shares the podium with his father in Nashville

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Recently, the inaugural Superstar Racing Experience Championship wrapped up at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. NASCAR driver Chase Elliott made his series debut and kicked it off with a win. In the process, he defeated Tony Stewart and his own father, Bill Elliott.

In addition, Bobby Labonte and Paul Tracy complete the Top 5 drivers. Meanwhile, Ernie Francis Jr, Michael Waltrip, Tony Kanaan, Helio Castroneves and Hailie Deegan complete the Top 10. Finally, Marco Andretti and Willy T Ribbs close the peloton.

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Chase Elliott said, “I had a ball. I have to race against one of my heroes, I have to race against dad over there all the way through the race. And those are times that I will cherish forever.

“I don’t know what lit a fire under (Bill) tonight, but he was as aggressive as I’ve seen him in years. It was amazing and very fun. I thought it was going to be between him and me, and I think he just got a little high in (turn) one and missed that restart.

“But other than that, it was so much fun.”

Chase Elliott couldn’t stop the first champion

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Apparently, this is the first time since 2013 that father and son have faced off. In the end, Elliott may have won the battle, but Tony Stewart won the war. To be precise, he became the first champion of the SRX series, a racing series he co-founded.

May 30, 2021; Concord, North Carolina, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Chase Elliott (9) during a practice at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon – USA TODAY Sports

With his second place finish, Tony Stewart scored enough points in the elimination races to clinch the title. As a result, he was able to head into the cross-country run with a heavy load on his shoulders.

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Of course, the SRX Championship officially became the final accolade under Stewart’s belt. Besides that, he boasts of three NASCAR Cup Series championships, a 1997 Indy Racing League championship, and the 2006 IROC championship.

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