It’s not always easy keeping your hands and eyes to yourself at a Hooters restaurant. Just ask Chase Elliott.
While promoting his new Hooters No. 24 car at photo shoots with the restaurant chain Monday, the 21-year-old Hendrick Motorsports driver surely faced an insurmountable temptation: resisting the urge to partake of some chicken wings.
Yes, chicken wings. What did you think we were talking about?
“I got to stare — I didn’t get to eat — at a lot of chicken wings (Monday), which was tough, but probably a good thing,” Elliott said at Tuesday’s NASCAR media tour in Charlotte, N.C., via Fox Sports. “I need to get back in the gym. But it was a lot of fun and I’m glad to have them on board.”
Of course, Elliott’s not alone. People only go to Hooters for the chicken wings; that much always has been true.
As for Elliott, his Hendrick Motorsports team hopes he stares at a lot of open road during the 2017 NASCAR season. He’s still searching for his first victory in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series after finishing 10th in the points standings as a rookie in 2016.
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