#2 Chase Elliott
Speaking of over hyped sideshows, there is Chase Elliott, who continues to struggle to establish himself despite a win at Watkins Glen earlier in 2018. While Elliott is doing quite well for a driver that doesn’t exactly have the best equipment right now, the time that is being devoted to him in the process is absolutely ridiculous.
In fact, its almost Earnhardt Jr levels of absurdity, which is a very hard milestone to reach. Of course Elliott might one day live up to his famous name, he is nothing but an over hyped second generational driver right now and its taking away from other drivers. Unfortunately for anyone that’s not Chase Elliott, the media is going to continue to do this for the foreseeable future.