Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson says Elliott will be able to bounce back from his difficult week. Elliott’s hopes for advancing to the Championship 4 were already in jeopardy after mechanical issues left him with a 36th-place finish last weekend at Martinsville Speedway. “People behind you are going to do the exact opposite of what you do. Jimmie Johnson’s car was disqualified after failing post-race tech inspection. Blaney finished 11th. Chase Elliott’s playoffs hopes took another hit Sunday afternoon with an early crunch that left him with a 32nd-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway. He’s watched his dad go through stuff. Elliott tried to do the same thing then but had a poor restart. Already a second-generation NASCAR champion, Elliott’s three victories in 2019 catapulted him to his fourth consecutive playoff berth. That was the situation we were put in. Portraits of a champion: 2020 NASCAR title winners with their trophies, Drivers under 30 to win a NASCAR Cup Series championship, @nascarcasm: Fake texts to Phoenix winner Chase Elliott, Chase Elliott joins racing royalty with 2020 NASCAR Cup Series championship. Elliott took the top spot by winning the most recent race at Martinsville Speedway with the third fastest lap behind the wheel of his #9 Chevrolet. I really hate that happened,” Elliott said. “He’s been around racing his whole life. William Clyde "Chase" Elliott II (born November 28, 1995) is an American professional stock car racing driver. Hendrick Motorsports’ Chase Elliott is one of four drivers eligible to win the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series championship in the season finale at Phoenix Raceway, and based on the starting lineup formula, he is slated to start the Championship 4 race from the pole position. Starting Lineup1st – Chase Elliott2nd – Joey Logano3rd – Brad Keselowski4th – Denny Hamlin5th – Ryan Blaney6th – Alex Bowman7th – Kurt Busch8th – Kyle Busch9th – Clint Bowyer10th – Aric Almirola11th – Kevin Harvick12th – Matt DiBenedetto13th – Martin Truex Jr.14th – Erik Jones15th – Cole Custer16th – Matt Kenseth17th – Christopher Bell18th – Austin Dillon19th – Ryan Newman20th – Ricky Stenhouse Jr.21st – Tyler Reddick22nd – Ty Dillon23rd – Bubba Wallace24th – Ryan Preece25th – William Byron26th – Jimmie Johnson27th – John Hunter Nemechek28th – Corey LaJoie29th – Michael McDowell30th – Daniel Suarez31st – Chris Buescher32nd – J.J. Yeley33rd – Timmy Hill34th – Quin Houff35th – Brennan Poole36th – James Davison37th – Joey Gase38th – Josh Bilicki39th – Garrett Smithley. RELATED: Race results Elliott stayed in eighth after Sunday’s early issue in Texas, but now with a 78-point deficit that puts him in a must-win situation to seal a title shot next Sunday at ISM Raceway near Phoenix, host track of the Round of 8 finale. Heartbreak rode with Chase Elliott again. If not for the rule preventing non-Championship 4 from starting inside the top four, Blaney would have qualified in fourth after finishing in second at Martinsville Speedway with the second fastest lap. “He does a nice job of getting away and letting the frustrating things that happen roll off his shoulders. Then the decision for each team was if to pit. Logano did not, assumed the lead and won. Your favorite teams, topics, and players all on your favorite mobile devices. Instead, he was left frustrated again when a late pit call cost him a chance to win the Coca-Cola 600 That trouble left him ranked eighth among the remaining title-eligible drivers. All rights reserved. 9 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE for Hendrick Motorsports and part-time in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, driving the No. Alan made a decision and we stuck with it and it didn’t work out.”. 9 Chevrolet slid out of the groove and made sizable contact with the Turn 2 retaining wall on Lap 9. While the four Championship 4 teams are all tied for the lead in the owner standings with 5,000 points, the #9 team is officially classified as being in second place. “He just felt bad for us,” Elliott said when asked about what Busch told him. Joey Logano showed a driver could stay out on older tires Sunday night and hold the lead. With Alan’s leadership, they’ll dust themselves off and be back on Wednesday (for the 500-kilometer race at Charlotte) and be ready to roll.”, “There really is no other option,” Elliott said. Giving up the lead has proved costly this year. He pitted. 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Tune in to NBC at 3:00 p.m. Chase Elliott has become the reigning king of NASCAR's road-course visits, and Sunday's repeat taming of the Charlotte Roval became his latest act.
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