|Chase Elliott was voted into All-Star Race by fans last year.|
“Our goal is to race our way in through The Open and with the new format that gives us three chances to do so. That’s what we’re going to try to do.”
MOUNTAIN DEW: This weekend, Chase Elliott will debut the No. 24 Mountain Dew Chevrolet SS that was unveiled May 5 via the Hendrick Motorsports Facebook page. The black-and-green Mountain Dew scheme will also be piloted later this season by Elliott at Richmond International Raceway.
ALL-STAR HUNT: The Dawsonville, Georgia, native will attempt to qualify for NASCAR’s All-Star Race by first competing in The Open on Saturday. Elliott can lock his way into the main event by winning Stage 1, Stage 2 or Stage 3 in The Open or by winning the fan vote.
2016 OPEN: Last season, Elliott participated in his second career Open, racing to a thrilling second-place finish. Thanks to the #VoteChase movement, the rookie advanced to his first career All-Star Race after being chosen as the fan vote winner.
HOME SWEET HOME: While all team members currently live in North Carolina, there are three members of the No. 24 team that hail from the Tar Heel State. Gas man and engineer Travis Gordon (Richfield, North Carolina), tire carrier Jared Seate (Charlotte, North Carolina) and mechanic Ben Bowden (Julian, North Carolina).
#VOTECHASE: There’s still time! The All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is less than a week away and Elliott is among 21 drivers who are not yet locked into the event. Just like last 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.