PLACERVILLE, Calif. – Officials from the Hangtown 100 at Placerville Speedway have confirmed 2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott will be among the competitors taking part in the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series event.
Elliott will be in competition at the event along with his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kyle Larson, who just wrapped up the NASCAR Cup Series title last weekend. The 25-year-old Elliott has broadened his racing horizons this season, competing in several events on the dirt, including the annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Okla.
Next week’s running of the Hangtown 100 will be Elliott’s first taste of the famed Placerville Speedway red clay. The Dawsonville, Ga., native will be aboard a midget owned by Larson.
“It’s truly an exciting thing for everyone involved to have Chase Elliott compete at the Hangtown 100,” said Placerville Speedway Promoter Scott Russell. “We are thrilled that Chase has decided to run the event along with his teammate Kyle Larson. Having the last two NASCAR Cup Series champions in action at the Hangtown 100 is unprecedented. We hope everyone has their tickets and will come enjoy three nights of spectacular USAC National Midget racing with us.”
Elliott drove to a pair of NASCAR Cup Series victories this year to go along with his 15 top-five finishes.