|Chase Elliott is 10/1 to win at Kansas.|
“I feel like we fired off really well with the way we ran at Daytona and Atlanta. I thought our West Coast swing was pretty strong. I feel like over the past few weeks we really haven’t performed up to our potential. As a group, I think anybody in our group would feel the same way. We’ve had some fast cars at times. But, we definitely need to execute races; even on the days that your car is not driving like you want it to. That execution and doing everything correctly on pit road, restarts, giving the right information, can turn a bad day into a pretty good day. So, that’s what we need to do. And we’ll try to make that happen.”
NAPA AUTO PARTS: NAPA AUTO PARTS will return to the hood of the No. 24 Chevrolet SS this weekend at Kansas Speedway. The Atlanta-based company will serve as majority sponsor for Chase Elliott and the No. 24 team for 24 NASCAR Cup Series races this year.
KANSAS STATS: The Dawsonville, Georgia, native is set to make his third Cup start at Kansas this weekend. In his previous two starts at the 1.5-mile tri-oval, Elliott has collected one top-10 finish and averaged a starting position of 13.0 and a finishing position of 20.0. He also has two starts at Kansas Speedway in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, earning two top-10 finishes and averaging a starting position of 12.0 and finishing position of 8.5.
TALLADEGA RECAP: Elliott started Sunday’s 500-mile race at Talladega Superspeedway from the eighth position and battled inside the top 10 for much of the day. While running second with 20 laps to go, Elliott was involved in a multi-car accident that collected 17 cars in total. The incident ultimately ended Elliott’s day and he was scored with a 30th-place finish.
THE NEW YORK TIMES: Last week, Elliott and three of his competitors, Kyle Larson, Ryan Blaney and Erik Jones, traveled to New York City for a youth movement media tour. One of the stops on the tour included The New York Times.All four drivers sat down to discuss the past and present with writer Dave Caldwell. To read to article in its entirety, click here.
#VOTECHASE: The All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is less than two weeks away and Elliott is among 21 drivers who are not yet locked into the event. Last year, Elliott was voted into the All-Star field by the fans. This year, fans have the same opportunity to get their favorite driver into the ranks by voting once a day at www.nascar.com/fanvote. Votes shared via Facebook or Twitter will count double toward a driver's total. Fans can #VoteChase to make sure all four Hendrick Motorsports drivers compete for a chance to win the $1 million All-Star Race purse. When you share your vote, make sure to use the hashtag #VoteChase to join the conversation. Voting is now open and will close at 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, May 19.