NASCAR’s Chase Elliott returns to Nitro Rallycross

He made his debut in last year's season finale, and returns this year for round five in Phoenix


NASCAR Cup Series points leader Chase Elliott will return to Nitro Rallycross at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Phoenix on November 12-13.

Elliott will contest the headline Group E electric class alongside the likes of reigning series champion Travis Pastrana, 2009 Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button and fellow A Shoc athlete Fraser McConnell

Elliott made his Nitro RX debut in North Florida last year where he finished eighth after a second placed finish in his semifinal and an entertaining opening battle with Tanner Foust, which he won on the road before the result was reversed due to a penalty for contact.


“I’m so excited to bang doors again with Travis at Nitro Rallycross in Phoenix,” said Elliott. “Last year was so much fun. I had a blast driving – the track was unreal.

“Flying over gap jumps definitely took some getting used to at first. But the thrill of putting your skills to the test on a course like this while competing against the best in rallycross is something I couldn’t get enough of.”

Elliott, the 2020 NASCAR Cup champion, had been expected to return to Nitro RX this year after his fine debut at the tail end of last year, and series pioneer Travis Pastrana is pleased to welcome the Georgia native back.

“As we gear up for the US we’re so excited to welcome back Chase Elliott for Phoenix,” said Pastrana. “Having a NASCAR Cup Series champion of Chase’s caliber return is so awesome, and it reaffirms our goal to challenge the best and most fearless drivers in motorsport while offering fans unparalleled racing excitement.

“But on race day it’s absolutely game on for the checkered flag.”

Phoenix is round five of this year’s Nitro Rallycross season and is the third of three events in the US after Minneapolis and Los Angeles.

Tickets for Nitro RX’s return to Phoenix go on sale at 10am local time on Monday August 22 at

Prices start at $20 for single day admission for Saturday, $25 for Sunday, with kids under 12 going free. VIP Club Nitro passes are priced at $100 for Saturday, $125 for Sunday. All prices are subject to additional taxes.

Words:Dominik Wilde