Photo of Dale Earnhardt holding a young Chase Elliott surfaces on Twitter

The late Dale Earnhardt (left) and Chase Elliott (right) crossed paths at least once.

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Before Chase Elliott was named the driver of the famed No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevy and became a Daytona 500 pole winner, he was a young NASCAR fan.

That much is evident from this photo that captures the now 20-year-old Sprint Cup rookie and son of 1988 Sprint Cup champion Bill Elliott sitting on the lap of seven-time champion and one of his dad’s biggest rivals, the late Dale Earnhardt.

Yeah, it’s safe to say that from an early age, Chase was destined to race.