Getting to Know JR Motorsports' Rookie of the Year Candidate, Chase Elliott

Chase Elliott, 18, is trying to do something rather rare. Elliott, the son of former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, Bill Elliott, currently holds the drivers points lead in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. In doing so, Elliott has become the youngest driver to lead the points in NASCAR's second tier division. After not being sure whether or not he would have a job come 2014...

Chasing a Legacy: Bill Elliott’s Son Ready to Tackle Talladega

As a young elementary school kid in 2001-2003, Chase Elliott vaguely remembers the last few races where his dad Bill Elliott tasted victory. Although he wasn’t around at the time, through history books and conversations with family members, he has learned all too well the success and the records the elder Elliott set at Talladega Superspeedway. That success resonates with the younger...

Embracing the past

Chase Elliott's victory at Darlington couldn't have come at a more appropriate time. On Sunday at the 1.366-mile speedway, track president Chip Wile and NASCAR president Mike Helton unveiled the first glimpse of a campaign for the 2015 Bojangles' Southern 500 that honors the track's past. Elliott and father Bill Elliott, the 1988 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion...

Chase Elliott epitomizes exactly what NASCAR needs

Second-generation Nationwide Series driver Chase Elliott has turned heads across the garage over the course of the last two weeks, as the eighteen-year-old has picked up his first two Nationwide victories in consecutive races in a pair of impressive wins at Texas and Darlington that should have the NASCAR community ecstatic about the youngster’s future in the sport. Elliott, who...
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Chase Elliott has “know how” to tame Darlington and score victory

After coming off pit road in sixth spot late in the race, it looked as though Chase Elliott’s chances of winning were gone. However, once the green flag dropped, Elliott weaved his way through the traffic and passed Elliott Sadler on the outside to take the lead. Elliott then drove his No. 9 NAPA Know How Chevrolet to the checkered flag to take his second straight victory in a...
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Chase Elliott looking for continued success following Texas win

Following his win at Texas Motor Speedway, Chase Elliott moves to one of the toughest tracks on the circuit in the form of Darlington Raceway. “Obviously coming to Darlington is a different animal itself so just trying to get used to this and this race track and what it has to offer for the race time,” he commented. “Practicing in the day time was interesting and hopefully...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Elliott Wins Nationwide O'Reilly Auto Parts 300

Chase Elliott, the 18-year-old high school senior and son of NASCAR great Bill Elliott, needed just six starts in the Nationwide Series for his first career win as he captured Fridayevening's O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway.   Elliott (No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet) made a bold move on the high side of Kevin Harvick (No. 5 Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevrolet...

Elliott, Kwasniewski gain NASCAR speedway approval

NASCAR has approved a pair of high-profile 18-year-old drivers for speedway racing. The sanctioning body gave the nod to Chase Elliott and Dylan Kwasniewski following their runs in the ARCA race Saturday. Elliott finished ninth in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway, five spots ahead of pole-sitter Kwasniewski. Both were running and on the lead lap at the end of...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Chase Elliott, 18, lands Nationwide ride, will drive No. 9 NAPA Chevy

Chase Elliott will drive the No. 9 NAPA Chevy in the Nationwide Series with JR Motorsports. Greg Ives will be his crew chief. "This is the opportunity of a lifetime," Elliott said in a press release. "My family and I are still trying to believe it all. I couldn't ask to be partnered with anyone better than Dale (Earnhardt) Jr., Kelley (Earnhardt Miller) and Mr...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Elliott goes to July Daytona race with Walmart

NASCAR icon Bill Elliott will drive the #50 Walmart Chevrolet for the July race at Daytona. Walmart is latching on to Elliott to celebrate their 50th anniversary. The car will be provided by Turner Motorsports. Currently the plan is for Elliott to run the car in one race. Rand Waddoups, the senior director of Entertainment Properties and Brands for Walmart, said that they hope to...
January 26, 2012  |  Discuss

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