Dale Earnhardt Jr. would trade places with Chase Elliott

Image courtesy of @PatDeCola.
Image courtesy of @PatDeCola.

Image courtesy of @PatDeCola.

In the world of NASCAR, there is no bigger superstar than Dale Earnhardt Jr. But even the 12-time most popular driver wouldn’t mind trading places with another racer if he had the chance.

When asked on Wednesday night which athlete he’d like to be, Earnhardt had an interesting answer. Not six-time champion Jimmie Johnson or reigning champ Kevin Harvick, but instead 19-year-old Chase Elliott. The reasoning was as interesting as the choice.

Elliott responded on Thursday by trying to debunk the idea of being an Elvis impersonator. Junior wasn’t having it.

The Twitter account @nascarcasm of course also got in on the fun.

Elliott is the 2014 Xfinity Series champion and a JR Motorsports driver in a car owned by Earnhardt. Similar to Junior, Elliott is the son of a NASCAR legend and a rising star at a young age.

Suffice to say, Earnhardt might be living vicariously through his future Hendrick teammate. Driving in the No. 24 machine would also be pretty amazing as your first full-time ride at the Sprint Cup level.

Then again, Elliott isn’t engaged to Amy Reimann or currently running lucrative Xfinity and Trucks Series teams. Not sure being an Elvis impersonator would be that worth it.

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