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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.