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Wrap-up

Chase Elliott: 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Champion

by Anthony Ballantoni
Updated On: November 9, 2020, 1:27 am ET

Phoenix Raceway hosted all three NASCAR premier series for the final 2020 events. The top four drivers in each series who made it to the Championship 4 races competed for their respective Championship title this past weekend at the Arizona 1-mile oval.

         NASCAR Cup Series (NCS)

Sun, Nov 8, Season Finale 500 - Phoenix Raceway - 312 laps.
Joey Logano, Chase Elliott, Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin were the four drivers eligible to compete for the 2020 Championship in this race. Chase Elliott (#9 Chevrolet Camaro) was supposed to start from the pole for Sunday’s event. His Camaro failed multiple times during pre-race inspections. After the car finally passed, Elliott was cleared to race but had to start at the tail-end of the lineup. Joey Logano (#22 Ford Mustang) and Brad Keselowski (#2 Ford Mustang) moved up to share the front row. #11 Denny Hamlin, #12 Ryan Blaney, #88 Alex Bowman, #1 Kurt Busch, #18 Kyle Busch, #14 Clint Bowyer, #10 Aric Almirola and #4 Kevin Harvick, respectively formed the rest of the top-10 in the lineup.

- Chase Elliott overcame the pre-race inspection handicap. He raced his way from the rear to the front of the field and eventually won the event. With the victory, he earned the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series driver championship title. This is his 11th victory in 185 NCS races. It is his 5th victory and 22nd top-10 finish in 2020 and his 1st victory and 6th top-10 finish in 10 races at Phoenix. Brad Keselowski (2nd) posted his 11th top-10 finish in 23 Phoenix races and his 24th top-10 finish in 2020. Joey Logano (3rd) earned his 13th top-10 finish in 24 races at Phoenix. Christopher Bell (17th) was the highest finishing Sunoco Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender. Cole Custer won the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series ROTY honors.

2020 NCS Champions
Driver Champion: Chase Elliott
Owner Champion: Hendrick Motorsports
Crew Chief Champion: Alan Gustafson
Sunoco Rookie of the Year: Cole Custer
Manufacturer Champion: Ford (Mustang)

          NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS)

Sat, Nov 7, Desert Diamond Casino West Valley 200 - Phoenix Raceway - 200 laps (+6 laps OT)
Chase BriscoeJustin AllgaierJustin Haley and Austin Cindric were the four drivers eligible to compete for the 2020 Championship in this race. Justin Allgaier (#7 Chevrolet Camaro) started from the pole for Saturday’s event. Chase Briscoe (#98 Ford Mustang) shared the front row in the P2 spot. #22 Austin Cindric, #11 Justin Haley, #20 Harrison Burton, #9 Noah Gragson, #10 Ross Chastain, #19 Brandon Jones, #18 Riley Herbst and #1 Michael Annett, respectively formed the rest of the top-10 in the lineup.

- Austin Cindric (#22 Ford Mustang) won the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series driver championship after winning Saturday’s race. This is his 8th victory in 100 NXS races. It is his 6th victory and 26th top-10 finish in 2020 and his 1st victory and 5th top-10 finish in four Phoenix races. Noah Gragson (2nd) posted his 3rd top-10 finish in four races at Phoenix and his 25th top-10 finish in 2020. Brandon Jones (3rd) earned his 4th top-10 finish in 10 Phoenix races. Polesitter Justin Allgaier led a race-high 76 laps and finished 5th.

2020 NXS Champions
Driver Champion: Austin Cindric
Owner Champion: Team Penske
Crew Chief Champion: Brian Wilson
Sunoco Rookie of the Year: Harrison Burton
Manufacturer Champion: Chevrolet (Camaro)

        NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (GOT)

Fri, Nov 6, Lucas Oil 150 - Phoenix Raceway - 150 laps.
- Sheldon Creed, Grant Enfinger, Brett Moffitt and Zane Smith were the four drivers eligible to compete for the 2020 Championship in this race. Grant Enfinger (#98 Ford F-150) started from the pole for Friday night’s event. Zane Smith (#21 Chevrolet Silverado) shared the front row in the P2 spot. #2 Sheldon Creed, #23 Brett Moffitt, #88 Matt Crafton, #99 Ben Rhodes, #18 Christian Eckes, #19 Derek Kraus, #52 Stewart Friesen and #26 Tyler Ankrum, respectively formed the rest of the top-10 in the lineup.

- Sheldon Creed (#2 Chevrolet Silverado) earned the 2020 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series championship, his first series title, after winning Friday night’s event. This is his his 5th victory in 54 GOT races. It is his 5th victory and 13th top-10 finish in 2020 and his 1st victory and 2nd top-10 finish in three races at Phoenix. Zane Smith (2nd) posted his 1st top-10 finish in his series debut at Phoenix and his 13th top-10 finish in 2020. Smith also won the GOT Sunoco ROTY Year title. Chandler Smith (3rd) earned his 2nd top-10 finish in two Phoenix races.

2020 GOT Champions
Driver Champion: Sheldon Creed
Owner Champion: GMS Racing
Crew Chief Champion: Jeff Stankiewicz
Sunoco Rookie of the Year: Zane Smith
Manufacturer Champion: Chevrolet (Silverado)

            NASCAR Feeder Series

ARCA Menards Series:
Driver Champion: Bret Holmes
Owner Champion: Coy Gibbs
Bounty Rookie of the Year: Hailie Deegan

ARCA Menards East:
Driver Champion: Sam Mayer
Owner Champion: GMS Racing
Bounty Rookie of the Year: Ty Gibbs

ARCA Menards West:
Sat, Nov 7, Arizona Lottery 100 - Phoenix Raceway - 100 laps.
Winner: David Gilliland - P1: David Gilliland
Driver Champion: Jesse Love
Owner Champion: Bill McAnally Racing
Bounty Rookie of the Year: Jesse Love

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour:
Driver Champion: Justin Bonsignore
Owner Champion: Kenneth Massa Motorsports
Sunoco Rookie of the Year: Tyler Rypkema

NASCAR Pinty's Series:
FanCave Challenge Driver Champion: Jason Hathaway
Owner Champion: Ed Hakonson Racing

Anthony Ballantoni
Anthony Ballantoni is a Senior Sports Writer at Rotoworld.com.