Biography - About Chase Elliott
Chase Elliott is a driver in the NASCAR Cup Series currently with Hendrick Motorsports in the No. 9 Camaro. He enters the 2021 season as the Premier Series champion, the first of his career. He has been voted NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver by fans for three consecutive years. His father, Bill, won it 16 times over the course of his career.
Elliott is a member of the powerhouse Hendrick Motorsports team which included the now-retired seven-time Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson, William Byron, who will take over his No. 48, and Alex Bowman. To replace Johnson, HMS signed Kyle Larson, once again making it a formidable team to contend with.
Chase Elliott - Racing Career
Elliott began racing at the age of eight, and has worked his way through the motorsports ranks starting competitively in the X-1R Pro Cup Series at the age of 14. In his budding career, he piled up eight championships from the Mini-Max Division in Colorado to the Georgia Asphalt Pro Late Model Series. Chase also was the youngest winner in the ASA Southeast Tour and in PASS in 2009. That year he appeared in the Sports Illustrated “Where Will They Be” issue.
When he started in the K&N Pro Series East opener at Greenville in 2011, he became the first 15-year-old to do so. As he has done so many other times, he was voted Most Popular Driver. He finished ninth in points with six top-tens in a dozen events.
In 2012, Elliott had forty Late Model starts piling up a dozen wins and an amazing 38 top-ten finishes. Two of those victories came at Rockingham Speedway, a flat one-mile oval, and North Wilkesboro Speedway, a short track that held 93 Winston Cup Series races. North Wilkesboro permanently closed in 2010. He wound up fourth in points in the K&N Pro Series East with nine top-ten finishes over fourteen races, and was the youngest pole winner in series history at Langley.
Chase won the Snowball Derby in 2011 and became a repeat winner in 2015, but only after Christopher Bell was disqualified for being over the left-side weight. In both instances, he was driving for his father, Bill.
He made his touring series debut in 2013 at the age of 17 with a win at Bowmanville (Canada), five top-fives and seven top-tens including a pole in only nine starts, all for Rick Hendrick.
Elliott has won at every level along the way and once he broke into the three Touring Series divisions, he has amassed 19 victories, with 11 in Cup, all in the last three years. When he won the Xfinity Series championship in 2014, he joined his father as just the fifth father-and-son duo to win NASCAR-sanctioned championships. That season he also won the Sonoco Rookie of the Year.
Chase Elliott - Records
2020 NASCAR Cup Series Champion
2010 Winchester 400 Winner
2011, 2015 Snowball Derby Winner
2013 All American 400 Winner
2014 Nationwide Series Champion
2016, 2017 Daytona 500 Pole Winner
2017, 2018 Can-Am Duel Winner
2020 NASCAR All-Star Race Winner
Youngest Cup road course winner (22 years)
Youngest Dover International Speedway Cup race winner (22 years, 10 months, 8 days)
Youngest Kansas Speedway Cup race winner (22 years)
Youngest Darlington Raceway Xfinity race winner (18 years)
Chase Elliott - Awards and Accolades
2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year
2014–2015 NASCAR Xfinity Series Most Popular Driver
2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year
2018–2020 NASCAR Cup Series Most Popular Driver
Chase Elliott - Family
Chase Elliott was born on Nov. 28, 1995 in Dawsonville, GA. He is the son of NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott.