Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Chase Elliott makes 50th career Cup start at Richmond

Chase Elliott is 8/1 to win at Richmond on Sunday.
Chase Elliott on racing at Richmond
“I think it puts on a better show during the day. I prefer night racing, but these cars seem to like day racing a little better. If it’s going to put on a better show and offer more opportunity as a driver then let’s race during the day.”

Elliott on Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s retirement
"Obviously I feel like in a lot of ways Dale and I have had some similarities over the years with both of our dads racing and our dads having a lot of success over the years. So, I think it some ways he's been a great person to lean on just because I think he's been through some of the same things I've seen and dealt with over the years. To have a guy like that as your teammate that you get to work with on a weekly basis that also may have seen some of the same things I have, I think it helps a lot. I'm proud to call him a friend, most importantly, and certainly a teammate. I'm looking forward to hopefully seeing him end this year on a high note."

NAPA BRAKES: This weekend at Richmond International Raceway, Chase Elliott will pilot the No. 24 NAPA Brakes Chevrolet SS. In addition to this week, the scheme will grace the fenders and decklid of the familiar blue-and-yellow NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet at Chicagoland Speedway in September.

BRAKE FOR SAVINGS: Starting May 1, save up to $50 on qualifying brake pad and rotor purchases at participating NAPA AUTO PARTS stores. Offer expires May 31.

BRISTOL REWIND: Elliott lined up second for the NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway after qualifying was cancelled due to inclement weather. He established his running position inside the top five from the drop of the green flag and remained there throughout the race’s initial stint. Elliott went on to finish the 500-lap event in seventh and remains second in the driver point standings.

50 STARTS: This weekend at Richmond, Elliott is set to make his 50th Cup Series start. In his previous 49 starts, the Dawsonville, Georgia, native has collected 13 top-five finishes, 23 top-10s, two Daytona 500 pole awards and 527 laps led. Elliott averages a starting position of 12.4 and finishing position of 14.7. The sophomore-season driver earned a playoff berth in his first full-time season in addition to the 2016 rookie of the year title.

CHASE U: Richmond International Raceway and Talladega Superspeedway recently partnered with Elliott to bring a unique race day experience to college students called Chase University, better known as Chase U. For $24, current college students can enjoy a ticket to the Cup Series race on Sunday, April 30 at Richmond or on Sunday, May 7 at Talladega, with an exclusive college pre-race party and an appearance by the driver of the No. 24 himself. Chase U was launched by Elliott in October 2016 and was an immediate success bringing college students out to the racetrack. The college program combines all the elements of a perfect race day experience with live music, great food and beverages and tailgate games. The Chase U ticket package is available to all college students with a valid student ID and includes a grandstand ticket and access to the exclusive Chase U pre-race party.

2017 Season

  • 2nd in standings
  • 8 starts
  • 0 race wins
  • 2 stage wins
  • 1 pole position
  • 3 top-five finishes
  • 6 top-10 finishes
  • 169 laps led


  • 49 starts
  • 0 wins
  • 3 pole positions
  • 13 top-five finishes
  • 23 top-10 finishes
  • 527 laps led

Track Career 

  • 3 starts
  • 0 wins
  • 0 pole positions
  • 0 top-five finishes
  • 0 top-10 finishes
  • 0 laps led
- Hendrick Motorsports

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