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Chase Elliott

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Born: 28 November 1995
Full Name: William Clyde Elliott II

A race car driver, son of Bill Elliott.

Biography

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Chase Elliott page on 7 September 2019, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

William Clyde "Chase" Elliott II is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 9 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Hendrick Motorsports and part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro for JR Motorsports. He is the only son of 1988 Winston Cup Series champion Bill Elliott.

He won the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series championship, becoming the first rookie to win a national series championship in NASCAR. He was the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year. He is considered one of the best drivers of his time.

At 13 years old, Elliott was featured alongside thirteen other athletes, including future world number one golfer Jordan Spieth, as potential stars in the July 13, 2009 issue of Sports Illustrated. Elliott raced in 40 races in various series in 2010, winning twelve events over the course of the year and finishing in the top ten 38 times. It was the third season of his racing career, and he won the Blizzard Series, Miller Lite and Gulf Coast championship en route to being named the Georgia Asphalt Pro Late Model Series Rookie of the Year. He ended the season by winning the Winchester 400. Sports Illustrated named Elliott as the high school player of the week in April 2011. During the year, he competed in the Champion Racing Association, winning the series' National Super Late Model championship. Later that year, just after his sixteenth birthday, he won the Snowball Derby and became the race's youngest winner. He beat the second place driver, DJ Vanderley, by a record 0.229 seconds. In 2012, he won the Alan Turner Snowflake 100, prelude to the Snowball Derby, for the second time in three years.

In November 2013, Elliott won the All American 400, becoming the first driver to win all four of the country's largest short-track races: the All American 400, the Snowball Derby, the World Crown 300 and the Winchester 400. In December, it appeared as though Elliott had become the first driver to sweep the Snowball Derby and Snowflake 100 in the same weekend. Upon post-race inspection, however, a piece of tungsten was found in Elliott's car, which was prohibited by the Derby rulebook. Elliott was accordingly disqualified and the victory awarded to Erik Jones. Elliott won the Snowball Derby in 2015 after initial winner Christopher Bell was disqualified.


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DateArticleAuthor/Source
10 July 2013NASCAR Media ConferenceChase Elliott
1 September 2013NASCAR Camping World Truck Series: Chevy Silverado 250Chase Elliott
Bill Elliott
Lance McGrew
6 January 2014NASCAR Media ConferenceKelley Earnhardt Miller
Chase Elliott
29 February 2016Donald J. Trump Endorsed by NASCAR CEO and DriversDonald J. Trump for President, Inc.
19 February 2017Chase Elliott logra la pole para las 500 Millas de Daytona por segundo año seguido Wikinoticias


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