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.
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.
The top-two rookies of 2016 have run nose-to-tail during most of the 2016 season. For the Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at Pocono Raceway, they will start side-by-side on row seven. Chase Elliott qualified 13th with a speed of 179.444 mph; Ryan Blaney was 14th at 179.379.
Rookie of the Year Chase Elliott overcame a pit road speeding penalty in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in route to an eighth-place finish. He was the top performing freshman for the 10th time this season and for the seventh straight race.
Chase Elliott and Danica Patrick will fill out the field for the All-star race to make this a 20-car show. Elliott had the most votes among the drivers who failed to advance with Sprint Showdown segment wins. Patrick had the second most.
Chase Elliott’s remarkable rookie year in which he has finished among the top 10 in eight of 12 races and among the top five four times has made him a great Fantasy NASCAR value. His Fantasy Power Rankings—which tracks strength-based categories and points scored in major NASCAR games—ranks him 10th on the chart.
As noted in pre-race coverage for the AAA 400 Drive for Autism, Hendrick Motorsports has seen one of their drivers win in his first attempt at Dover International Speedway and another finish second in his inaugural attempt. Chase Elliott battled Matt Kenseth and Kyle Larson for the win until the final lap, but finished third in a nail-biter. Jimmie Johnson won in his first two attempts in 2002 and Kyle Busch finished second in his first two tries in 2005.
Scoring a top-five in one’s first Dover International Speedway start is no small feat, but Chase Elliott has some history on his side. Two Hendrick Motorsports drivers have fared extremely well in their first starts with Kyle Busch finishing second in both 2005 races and Jimmie Johnson winning both of his rookie events.
Chase Elliott earned his seventh top-10 of the season with a ninth in the GoBowling.com 400 at Kansas Speedway. This came on the heels of a fifth at Talladega SuperSpeedway last week and is the third time he has scored consecutive top-10s.
Chase Elliott barely failed to advance to the final round of qualification for Saturday night’s GoBowling.com 400. His lap of 189.003 mph was good enough for only 13th.
Chase Elliott had a rollercoaster day at Talladega SuperSpeedway. He lead 27 laps early in the Geico 500, struggled on two of the final three restarts, but surged on the final lap to finish fifth.
Chase Elliott will lead the field to green on Sunday for the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway. He also had the pole for the first restrictor-plate, superspeedway race this year at Daytona International Speedway.
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.