If you thought sponsoring one NASCAR driver in the Daytona 500 was cool, then you’ll be super excited to hear that we’ve added a second. Pretty awesome, eh? We’re proud to be sponsoring NASCAR driver Chase Elliott in the Xfinity Series at Daytona this weekend. Tune into Fox Sports 1 at 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday and look out for the JR Motorsports No. 8 AfterShokz Chevrolet.
Chase has a busy weekend of races ahead of him in Daytona, but we caught up with him before the craziness for a quick Q&A.
AfterShokz: When did you first start racing and did you know immediately that you wanted to race professionally?
Chase: From the time I was a kid, I always had the desire to race, and I'm very fortunate to have had some good opportunities to pursue professionally.
AfterShokz: What’s the best piece of advice you have received in the sport?
Chase: Don’t worry about everybody else.
AfterShokz: What’s it like following in your dad’s footsteps?
Chase: It’s just cool to share such a great passion for the same thing.
AfterShokz: What’s your most memorable race?
Chase: Watkins Glen 2018
AfterShokz: Who do you look up to in the sport?
Chase: Jimmie Johnson
AfterShokz: What is the hardest part about the sport?
Chase: Handling all the sponsorship and race obligations and time away from home.
AfterShokz: Do you have any pre-race routines or superstitions?
Chase: I like to have a good lunch before a race, but no superstitions.
AfterShokz: What’s your favourite type of music to listen to pre-race?
AfterShokz: How has AfterShokz changed how you listen to music?
Chase: It has opened the doors to listening to music while I exercise in a much safer, more comfortable way.
AfterShokz: What are some ways you relax after a big race?
Chase: I love to unwind by watching movies.
AfterShokz: What do you do for fun when you’re not racing?
Chase: Aviation is my biggest hobby.
AfterShokz: What are your 2019 goals?
Chase: Win often.