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Fun over, back to work for Elliott at Daytona 500 By Reuters

Motor racing: Fun over, back to work for Elliott at Daytona 500

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By Steve Keating

(Reuters) – There are perks that stretch with winning nonetheless perhaps essentially the most provocative is the freedom to spend a scrutinize at new things and NASCAR champion Traipse Elliott loved a shut season indulging himself from racing on dirt tracks to featuring in the Disney/Pixar Cars franchise.

Since claiming the NASCAR Assortment crown in November, Elliott has been busy attempting his hand at midget vehicles and dust tracks on the Chili Bowl to getting in the back of the wheel on the 24 Hours of Daytona and assuming his Disney/Pixar unprejudiced as Traipse Racelott.

Nonetheless it’s back to work this week as a brand new NASCAR season kicks off on Sunday with the Daytona 500 and Elliott bidding to be half of his father Invoice as a winner of the “Enormous American Plug”.

Most effective a pair of delight in made the Daytona 500 a family affair.

Lee Petty gained the first Daytona 500 in 1959, his son “The King” Richard Petty got right here first a file seven times.

Bobby and son Davey Allison also learned their solution to Victory Lane as did Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Twice Traipse Elliott has assign his Hendrick Motorsport entry on pole nonetheless has on no account managed something else better than a 14th keep cease.

“(I) Would fancy to delight in a bigger effort and better results in the 500. We haven’t performed very neatly on the cease of the day down right here, rather a pair of wrecks and no longer so handsome finishes,” Elliott informed Reuters.

“Would fancy to be on the lead lap and no longer delight in any hurt on the cease and must that you just can cease those two things you’ll delight in a shot on the preserve.

“Two things I haven’t performed an very fair correct job of in my first 5 makes an try and waiting for one other one and be around there on the cease.”

Elliott got some early laps in on the Daytona Motor Speedway this year, teaming up with Brazilians Pipo Derani and old-Formula One driver Felipe Nasr and British old-IndyCar winner Mike Conway in the Motion Yell Racing Cadillac for the 24 Hours of Daytona.

That lumber along with driving on dirt on the Chili Bowl and a bustle in the Snowball Derby were all studying experiences for Elliott, itsy-bitsy building blocks that can perhaps back him one day preserve substantial races.

“It’s stuff I delight in had interest in for the past choice of years and correct came about the opportunities fell ethical for me to cease all of them this wintry climate,” stated Elliott, including if given the chance gifts itself he would fancy to examine himself in Formula One and IndyCar.

“Each and every discipline can educate you some diverse things. It doesn’t hurt to spend a scrutinize at new things, something starting up air your comfort zone.

“It is probably going you’ll spend up on limited stuff right here and there it’s likely you’ll well perhaps spend with you.”

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