Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Brickyard 400 Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN USA Sunday 23 July 2017 Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports, NAPA Chevrolet SS World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade NKP

Elliott, No. 24 Team’s Day Ends Early at Indianapolis

A promising start to Chase Elliott and the No. 24 NAPA AUTO PARTS team’s run in the 24th annual Brickyard 400 was cut short due to an engine issue.

Elliott started 16th in Sunday afternoon’s race at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The 21-year-old driver wasted little time advancing forward as he climbed to 11th before the red flag was displayed for inclement weather on Lap 12.

 

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Brickyard 400 Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN USA Saturday 22 July 2017 Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports, NAPA Chevrolet SS and Alan Gustafson World Copyright: Nigel Kinrade NKP

 

Once the event resumed, Elliott reported to his NAPA AUTO PARTS team that he felt like his car was experiencing engine issues. During the competition caution on Lap 30, the No. 24 team made an extended pit stop to evaluate the issue and sent Elliott back on the track.

The engine issues proved to be terminal as Elliott’s race ended just before the end of Stage 1. The misfortune left the NAPA AUTO PARTS team with a 39th-place finish.

 

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup SeriesBrickyard 400Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN USASaturday 22 July 2017Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports, NAPA Chevrolet SSWorld Copyright: Matthew T. ThackerNKP

 

Start / Finish: 16th / 39th
Points Earned: 1
Points Standing / Total: 8th / 588 points

 

Next Race: July 30, Overton’s 400, Pocono Raceway
How to Watch or Listen: 3:00 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM Channel 90

 

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup SeriesBrickyard 400Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN USASaturday 22 July 2017Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports, NAPA Chevrolet SSWorld Copyright: Matthew T. ThackerNKP

 

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Chase Elliott: @ChaseElliott
Hendrick Motorsports: @TeamHendrick
No. 24 Team: @Hendrick24Team

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