Chase Elliott Records Runner-Up Finish at Michigan

Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 24 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet SS for Hendrick Motorsports, finished second in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway Sunday afternoon, logging his 12th top-ten finish of 2016.

The race marked a milestone of sorts as it was his 24th points-paying start in the No. 24 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet SS.

 

2016 NASCAR Michigan

 

Leading late in the race, Elliott nearly found his first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory, but a caution flag with 13 laps remaining meant one final restart. The driver of the No. 24 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet SS lost the lead on the restart but recovered for the runner-up result.

 

2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Michigan

 

“It’s definitely unfortunate,” Elliott said, explaining that he spun the tires on the restart. “I hate to let my guys down like that. They bailed me out a few times today and I gave it right back. We were strong I felt like as a company today, which was encouraging. We’ll look at the positives and get to Darlington.”

 

2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Michigan

 

Elliott’s teammate, Jimmie Johnson, finished sixth while shop mate Kasey Kahne took home a 14th-place result. Alex Bowman subbing in for Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished 30th.

 

26-28 August, 2016, Brooklyn, Michigan USA Alan Gustafson © 2016, Nigel Kinrade NKP

 

The next event on the Sprint Cup schedule will be at Darlington Raceway on Sunday, Sept. 4. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. ET with live coverage provided by NBC.

 

Chase Elliott Stats after Michigan (August race)

RankingPointsStartsPolesWinsTop-5Top-10Laps Led
116282420712163

 

2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Standings (Top 16 after 24 of 36 races)

PostionDriver (wins)Points
1.Kevin Harvick (2)799
2. Brad Keselowski (4)774
3.Carl Edwards (2)724
4.Kurt Busch (1)721
5.Joey Logano (1)716
6.Kyle Busch (4)696
7.Denny Hamlin (2)691
8.Martin Truex Jr. (1)652
9.Jimmie Johnson (2)648
10.Matt Kenseth (2)633
11.Chase Elliott628
12.Austin Dillon622
13.Jamie McMurray616
14.Ryan Newman601
15.Kyle Larson (1)582
16.Kasey Kahne564

 

26-28 August, 2016, Brooklyn, Michigan USA Chase Elliott (24) ©2016, John Harrelson / NKP

 

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