There’s virtually nothing you can’t find at your local Walmart. And for NASCAR driver Chase Elliott, the store’s seemingly endless inventory includes a whole lot of love.
Elliott and his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup colleagues are in Atlanta this weekend for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. The trip enabled Elliott to pay his hometown Dawsonville, Ga., a visit, including a stop at the local Walmart. Once in the store, Elliott came across a shrine the likes of which he’d probably never seen before.
This isn’t very surprising, as Dawsonville has a rich racing history, home to both Chase and his father, legendary NASCAR driver Bill Elliott.
Hometown superstores aren’t the only sources of love for Elliott this season, as the 21-year-old Hendrick Motorsports driver is one of the more buzzed-about names in the Cup series. Elliott looked poised to win his first career Cup race during last weekend’s Daytona 500, but he ultimately finished 14th after running out of fuel with three laps remaining.