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Chase Elliott

Team: Hendrick Motorsports-24
Age / DOB:  (20) / 11/28/1995
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 145

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Chase Elliott had one of the best cars in the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, but he sustained considerable damage in the lap-372 incident that ruined the day of several top contenders and dropped to 15th in the standings. Kurt Busch spun from the lead and collected many top-10 challengers in that incident.
Elliott managed the downside of the contact better than several others to stay eighth in the points. This was his second consecutive top-15 and his third in four races, but he has not scored a top-10 since the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Happily, the series returns there next week. Aug 21 - 10:16 PM

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Bristol Motor Speedway in not a track traditionally kind to rookies, but someone forgot to tell Chase Elliott. He finished fourth after qualifying 19th this spring in his first outing on this track.

That is Elliott’s only top-10 on a short track at the Cup level, but he was respectable the next week at Richmond International Raceway and scored a 12th after starting 23rd. Last spring, he was 16th from 16th at Richmond, which suggests he is on target to score at least another top-15.
Aug 16 - 10:04 AM

It remains to be seen, but Watkins Glen International might prove to be a pivotal race for Chase Elliott. With a respectable 13th-place run, and given the fact that another unique winner did not emerge from that race, he has only four more regular season races to survive in order to qualify for the 2016 Chase for the Championship.

Elliott’s slide down the order began at Sonoma Raceway with a 21st-place finish. Four of his next five races were marred by crash damage and results in the 30s. He needs at least another few top-15s in the next four attempts to stop his downward progress.
Aug 10 - 1:50 PM

This spring, Chase Elliott qualified 13th at Pocono Raceway—narrowly missing the final round of time trials—but challenged for the lead late in the Axalta We Paint Winners 400 and finished fourth. This Friday, he posted the eighth-fastest lap and starts five positions further ahead.

Elliott also qualified in the top 10 recently at Kentucky Speedway and New Hampshire Motor Speedway, but sustained crash damage. If he stays out of trouble, he should easily get back on the top-10 track.
Jul 30 - 4:40 PM

None of the Hendrick Motorsports drivers advanced into the final round of qualification. Jimmie Johnson had the 13th fastest time, Chase Elliott was 15th best, Jeff Gordon was 21st, while Kasey Kahne failed to make it into the top 24 and starts 26th.

This is significant because Hendrick has been one of the dominant organizations at this track, but with five drivers in the field last year they could not manage to crack the top 10. Discretion says that now is time to leave them in the garage and concentrate on one of the organizations trending up.
Jul 23 - 6:55 PM

Chase Elliott posted the third-quickest 10-lap average in the final practice session for the Crown Royal Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard with a speed of 177.016 mph. That was set from his laps 19 through 28.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway is not typically kind to rookies, but Hendrick Motorsports has the experience to set this driver apart from the field. He will contend for a top-five, but is unlikely to win unless he has the right strategy at the end.
Jul 22 - 8:05 PM

Chase Elliott posted the fastest single lap of final practice for the New Hampshire 301 with a speed of 131.347 mph. He was 0.010 seconds faster than flat track master Denny Hamlin.

Elliott has shown so much maturity during a race weekend that it is difficult to think of him as anything other than a favorite despite his lack of experience on a given course. He should easily contend for a top-five.
Jul 16 - 1:30 PM

Chase Elliott scraped the wall with his right rear fender before the halfway point of the second practice session for the New Hampshire 301. The damage was minimal and he will not have to go to a backup.

Elliott had speed at the time: He was fourth on the speed chart at 130.855 mph with 25 minutes remaining. This is a driver’s track that has given several racers their first win; Elliott should be strongly considered for this week’s lineup.
Jul 16 - 10:37 AM

Chase Elliott was one of only four drivers who made long runs in Thursday’s practice session for the Quaker State 400 by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway. He was second to teammate Jimmie Johnson and ahead of Denny Hamlin and Ty Dillon.

Elliott has experience tough times in the latest two wild card races at Sonoma Raceway and Daytona International Speedway, but he had a long streak of top-10s preceding that. This will be his chance to show he can rebound quickly and that is no small feat for a rookie.
Jul 7 - 9:08 PM

The good news is that Chase Elliott was the top-finishing rookie yet again at Sonoma Raceway in the Toyota / Save Mart 350. The bad news is that his 21st-place finish snapped a six-race streak of top-10s for the Young Gun.

Elliott never looked comfortable in the car, despite winning Saturday’s K&N West race. This was his worst outing since he crashed and finished 38th in the third week of the season at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, however, so he can be forgiven the momentary lapse.
Jun 27 - 12:30 PM

Pole sitter Chase Elliott completed a daring pass of race leader Noah Gragson with three laps remaining to claim the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Chevys Fresh Mex 200 Saturday afternoon at California’s famed Sonoma Raceway.

Elliott had saved his tires throughout much of the race before he made his race-winning win with three laps to go to overtake Gragson, who was selected to the latest NASCAR Next class earlier this year. Gragson had led a race-high 34 laps before losing the lead to Elliott. Gragson said he learned a great deal racing against someone the caliber of Elliott, a leading NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate. Elliott said he hoped to apply the track time he was able to obtain today to Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350.
Jun 25 - 10:53 PM

With a fast lap of 91.974 mph in the NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, Sprint Cup driver Chase Elliott will start on the pole later today in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Chevy's Fresh Mex 200 at the Sonoma (CA) Raceway road course.

Elliott has never competed at the Sonoma road course in any series. He is using this race to get the extra experience for Sunday's Sprint Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350. No. 9 Ryan Partridge will start along side Elliott on the front row. No. 17 David Mayhew, No. 7 Noah Gragson and No. 16 Todd Gilliland round out the rest of the top-five for this event.
Jun 25 - 3:17 PM

Sprint Cup driver Chase Elliott (No. 24 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet) will be making his first NASCAR K&N Pro Series West start since 2012.

This will be his Sonoma (CA) Raceway debut in both the K&N Pro Series West and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this weekend. In three K&N Pro Series West starts he’s collected two top fives.
Jun 22 - 7:24 PM

Chase Elliott keeps getting closer and closer to scoring his first NASCAR Cup race. He finished second in the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway with a balance of speed and fuel mileage.

This is Elliott’s fifth top-five finish in the last nine races of the season. Two of his remaining efforts in that span ended in top-10s and the worst result was a 12th. Take all considerations of him being a rookie out of the mix, and Elliott is a great value in any light. Elliott was leading the race with 50 remaining and stayed in the top five through the final 25 percent of the event.
Jun 12 - 4:58 PM

Chase Elliott posted the fastest single lap in the first practice session for the Firekeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway. His top speed was 201.630 mph.

NASCAR has a new low down force package this week and the rookie has no idea of how much grip the cars lost from last year. That is one reason for his speed. Another reason is that he is just flat out fast in his first full season and should be on virtually all rosters as a victory is just around the corner.
Jun 10 - 12:33 PM