Sometimes you need a little push.
When Chase Elliott ran out of fuel on his victory lap on Sunday at Watkins Glen, seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson helped push him back to the finish line to celebrate with his team.
How cool is this moment between @JimmieJohnson and @chaseelliott? pic.twitter.com/M7cx8CfLZU
— Texas Motor Speedway (@TXMotorSpeedway) August 5, 2018
I even had to bring him a beer in victory lane. These kids now a days… ?? https://t.co/NjEXYNCY9y
— Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson) August 5, 2018
“I just appreciate the support and the respect on the race track,” Elliott said. “Jimmie has been one of my heroes for a long, long time. I leaned on him a lot over this past offseason and I always lean on him, but certainly a lot throughout this off season just about the opportunities I‘ve had in the past and not closing them out. He has been a big supporter of mine and that was one of the coolest things ever and I will never forget it.”
The win marks Elliott’s first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory.