Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Fast Facts: Chase Elliott

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Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 94 Aaron’s/Hendrickcars.com Chevrolet Silverado in the Camping World
Truck Series, seems to have taken after his famous father. Find out more about this member of the NASCAR Next program in this week’s Fast Facts.

Chase at age 6 in victory lane in Indy
with dad Bill and mom Cindy.
Credit: Getty Images/Jonathan Ferrey
  • Chase Elliott was born November 28, 1995 in Dawsonville, Georgia, the son of “Awesome Bill from Dawsonville,” 1988 Cup Series champ Bill Elliott, and his wife Cindy. NASCAR fans watched Chase grow up, including a visit to victory lane and the famed “Yard of Bricks” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2002 at age 6.
  • Elliott’s early years in racing included go-karts, from which he worked his way up to various late model series. In 2009, his first year in late models, he recorded four wins, 24 top 10 finishes and three poles in 31 starts. In 2010, his statistics improved, earning 13 wins, 39 top 10 finishes and six poles in 42 late model starts – those wins included the prestigious Winchester 400 and the first race at the re-opened North Wilkesboro Speedway.
  • When NASCAR lowered the age requirement for its lower-tier series to 15 in 2011, Elliott was signed to a development contract by Hendrick Motorsports, resulting in a full-time schedule in the K&N Pro Series East in 2001 and 2012. In two seasons in the series, Elliott earned one win (Iowa, 2012), 15 top 10 finishes and a pole in 26 races, finishing in the top 10 in points both years. In April 2011, Elliott was named Sports Illustrated’s High School Athlete of the Week.
  • Elliott also ran late models during this time, finishing third in the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown in 2011 and winning the prestigious Snowball Derby later that year. In 2012, he ran six ARCA Racing Series races, finishing in the top 10 in each start.
  • In 2013, Elliott is competing in the ARCA Racing Series and the Camping World Truck Series as a 17-year-old. Elliott became the youngest superspeedway winner in ARCA history in June by winning the first of two races this season at Pocono Raceway.
  • Learn more about Chase Elliott at his website, chaseelliott.com.

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