Besides driving his #24 Chevrolet SS in Sunday's Sprint Cup GEICO 500, Chase Elliott will be piloting the JR Motorsports #88 Armour Chevrolet Camaro in Saturday's XFINITY Series Sparks Energy 300.
Chase Elliott has made only one previous restrictor-plate, superspeedway start at the Cup level. He qualified on the pole for the Daytona 500 and ran among the top 10 for about 20 laps before he spun without contact and lost 40 laps making repairs.
Chase Elliott earned his second consecutive top-five of the 2016 season when he crossed under the checkers for the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway in fourth-place.
Chase Elliott posted the second-fastest lap in Saturday morning’s practice session with a speed of 126.253 mph, which was 0.014 seconds slower than Kyle Busch.
Chase Elliott earned his first career top-five in only his 12th start at the NASCAR Sprint Cup level. He was fifth in the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
The top Rookie of the Year contenders advanced to the final round of qualification at Texas Motor Speedway for the Duck Commander 500. Chase Elliott qualified fourth with a speed of 193.036 while Ryan Blaney was seventh at 192.885.
Despite failing to finish all the laps last week at Martinsville Speedway in the STP 500, Chase Elliott finished well enough with a 20th to maintain his position in the top 16 in points. He currently sits 16th.
Besides driving his regular #24 Chevrolet SS in Saturday night's Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, Chase Elliott will also pilot the #5 TaxSlayer.com Chevrolet Camaro in Friday night's XFINITY Series race.
Chase Elliott has been the strongest rookie in nearly every race of 2016, but his results have not always shown as much. With an average finish of 19.4, he is ranked only 20th on this list.
For the third time in five races this season, Chase Elliott was the top finishing rookie in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series. He finished sixth and came within a few inches of scoring his first career top-five.
Chase Elliott posted the fastest lap among the rookie contenders at Auto Club Speedway. His circuit of 186.795 mph was good enough to allow him to roll off the grid eighth.
Chase Elliott was the highest finishing rookie in the Good Sam 500. He scored his second top-10 of the season.
Chase Elliott (#88 TaxSlayer.com Chevrolet Camaro) has four XFINITY Series starts at Phoenix International Raceway, with one top-five and four top-10 finishes.
After spending 90 percent of the first 225 laps inside the top 10, Chase Elliott was caught up in an accident triggered by Matt Kenseth and finished next-to-last in 38th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the Kobalt 400.