Chase Elliott Talladega iRacing eNASCAR Jeff Gordon

Elliott Finishes 28th in iRacing Event at Virtual Talladega Superspeedway

Chase Elliott and the Mountain Dew/Little Caesars team finished 28th in Sunday’s eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race at the virtual Talladega Superspeedway after being collected in several multi-car accidents.

Elliott started the 70-lap eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series event from the 34th position. Elliott teamed up with his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon early in the race and began picking off spots.

 

Chase Elliott Talladega iRacing eNASCAR 2020 leading Bowman

 

By Lap 10, Elliott broke into the top 20 and continued the march forward in tandem with Gordon. He was scored ninth on Lap 16 when a multi-car accident was triggered just in front of him and resulted in a substantial damage that sent him to pit road. Under the ensuing caution period, Elliott elected to use his lone fast repair of the event. The driver of the Mountain Dew/Little Caesars Chevy lined up 32nd when the race resumed.

 

Chase Elliott Talladega iRacing eNASCAR 2020 apron crash

 

Elliott returned to the top 20 on Lap 35 and picked two more spots off before his scheduled green-flag pit stop for fuel only. He was collected in another on-track accident after being hit from behind in turn two. Fortunately, the damage was minor, and Elliott returned to the track in 26th.

 

Chase Elliott Talladega iRacing eNASCAR 2020

 

Following a late-race restart, the 24-year-old driver received damage on the final lap, but was able to make it to the finish and ultimately cross the line 28th.

 

Start / Finish: 34 / 28
Points Earned: n/a
Points Standing / Total: 3rd / 144 pts.

 

Next Race: virtual Dover International Speedway, Sunday, May 3

 

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Founded by Rick Hendrick in 1984, Hendrick Motorsports has earned 258 points-paying race victories and a record 12 car owner championships in the premier NASCAR Cup Series. Headquartered in Concord, NC, the organization fields four full-time Chevrolet teams on the Cup circuit, including the No. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet driven by Chase Elliott.

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