Hendrick Motorsports Chase Elliott, driver of the No.9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 says he is ready to go for tomorrow 2022 NASCAR Cup Series championship-deciding season-ending race in Phoenix.
Speaking following qualifying, Elliott, who is one of the championship 4 along with Joey Logano of Team Penske, Track House’s Ross Chastain and Joe Gibbs Racing’s Christopher Bell, commented saying:
Yeah, I mean, honestly just kind of ready to go from the standpoint of a lot of times I think it’s kind of hard to tell where you’re at, what you have, how the race is going to unfold until the race unfolds.
Yeah, just ready to get tomorrow rolling and try to execute a perfect day. That’s all we can do now.
I was pretty pleased with our qualifying effort. I thought we went faster than we did yesterday for a one-lap pace. I was pleasantly surprised with that. Hopefully it holds on tomorrow and we can have a good day.
As for his expectations for Sunday’s race, Elliott said:
I don’t know. I mean, I think at this point in the year, with all the crazy things that we’ve seen, I don’t think anything should really surprise us anymore, regardless of what it is.
Yeah, I don’t know. We’ll just have to wait and see. Like I said, I have a really hard time sitting here and trying to dissect what’s going to happen in the future. I don’t know. We’ll do our homework tonight and give it our best shot tomorrow. We hope we can get the job done. That’s all I can do.
I feel like we’ve done a good job as a team throughout the week controlling the things that we have directly in front of us in our hands. Frankly, that’s all I can really do.
Elliott will start Sunday’s race from fifth place on the grid. Team Penske’s Joey Logano who is P1 in the championship will starts the race from pole position in the No.22 Pennzoil Ford Fusion.