Chase Elliott joining Kyle Larson for upcoming USAC midget race

Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott, the last 2 NASCAR Cup Series champs, will both contend Nov. 18-20 in the USAC National Midget Champion Hangtown 100 at Placerville (Calif.) Speedway.

Elliott will drive a Kyle Larson Racing-owned entry at Placerville.

“It’s truly an exciting thing for everyone involved to have Chase Elliott compete at the Hangtown 100,” track promoter Scott Russell stated in a declaration. “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.”

An overall handbag of $150,000 plus contingencies will be up for grabs throughout the three-day occasion.

Not long after that, Larson and Elliott will race once again in a two-day occasion Nov. 23-24 at Merced (Calif.) Speedway.

Larson will contend at Merced in both the USAC National Midget Champion race and the Merced Winged 360 sprint automobile race. Elliott will run the latter race in his sprint automobile launching.

Following his 2020 Cup title triumph, Elliott has actually broadened his racing horizons. This year, he has actually completed in numerous dirt track occasions, consisting of the distinguished Chili Bowl Nationals, and made his cars launching in the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway.

When it comes to the newly-crowned Cup champ Larson, he’ll want to include more dirt wins in a historical season that has actually currently included his 2nd straight Chili Bowl win, plus victories in the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway and the Knoxville Nationals.

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