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Published 4/16/24

Chase Elliott is Victorious in Texas

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Chase Elliott, the six-time NASCAR Cup Series Most Popular Driver, scored a hard-fought win at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday to snap a 42-race winless streak.

Team Chevy driver Chase Elliott scored his 19th career NASCAR Cup Series victory at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday.

After qualifying 24th in his No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Camaro ZL1, Elliott steadily marched forward in the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 400 on the 1.5-mile oval near Fort Worth. He took the lead for the first time on Lap 41 and went on to score points in the race’s first two stages.

 

Elliott had again positioned himself near the front in the closing laps of the event and led 27 of the race’s final 42 circuits. Along the way, he held off various challengers through multiple overtime restarts on the treacherous track to take the win. The victory was the 19th of Elliott’s career and the first for the 2020 Cup Series champion since winning at Talladega in the fall of 2022.

Elliott with his Hendrick Motorsports team in Texas Victory Lane.

“Couldn't be more proud of our team,” said Elliott, who led 39 laps. “Thanks to our partners at NAPA, Chevrolet. Everybody at Hendrick Motorsports. Had a big week last week [celebrating the 40th anniversary of Hendrick’s first win]. Boss, thank you for sticking with me. Really, really proud of this. Appreciate all the folks back home that have stuck with me and helped us get back on track.”

 

A season-high six Team Chevy drivers finished in the top-10 at Texas, representing four different organizations. Elliott’s Hendrick teammate William Byron finished third and Daniel Suarez of Trackhouse Racing came home fifth. Richard Childress Racing’s Austin Dillon and Kyle Busch claimed the eighth and ninth spots, respectively, while Spire Motorsports driver Carson Hocevar took 10th.

 

Elliott’s victory was the fourth in a row for Chevrolet at Texas and its series-leading 18th at the track. It was also the sixth triumph for Team Chevy through nine-points paying races this season, a feat accomplished by four different drivers. The Bowtie has now won 857 premier series races overall, extending its lead over all other manufacturers.

Six of Sunday’s top-10 finishing positions belonged to Chevrolet.

Chevrolet also claimed all three NASCAR national series victories at Texas for the brand’s third tripleheader sweep of 2024. On Friday, Kyle Busch put his No. 7 Spire Motorsports Silverado RST in Victory Lane following the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series SpeedyCash.com 250. The following afternoon, Sam Mayer of JR Motorsports won in a photo finish behind the wheel of his No. 1 Camaro SS in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Andy’s Frozen Custard 300.

 

Across the board this spring, Chevrolet has simply been dominant in NASCAR competition.

 

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