MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 28, 2014) – With three races to go, NAPA AUTO PARTS driver Chase Elliott looks to capitalize on a return to Texas Motor Speedway this Saturday afternoon. In April, the young rookie led 38 laps en route to winning his first NASCAR Nationwide Series race. At the age of 18 years, four months, and seven days, Elliott’s dazzling upsurge to victory made him the second youngest victor in Nationwide Series history. Joey Logano holds the record for his win at Kentucky Speedway in 2008 at the age of 18 years and 21 days.
Elliott will enter Texas just as he left it back in April, the series points leader. He currently holds a 42-point lead on his JR Motorsports teammate, Regan Smith.
Through 30 races, Elliott has raced a third of his season on 1.5-mile surfaces (10). On these tracks, Elliott has two wins (Texas and Chicagoland Speedway in July), five top-five and eight top-10 finishes.
In the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings, Elliott is still leading Ty Dillon by 50 points. Elliott is also in the running for Most Popular Driver in the Nationwide Series.
Elliott will serve as the ESPN in-race-reporter for the Texas 300, which begins 3 p.m. ET on PRN/Sirius XM and 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Driver Quotes | Chase Elliott
On winning at Texas Motor Speedway:
“It’s been awhile since we last visited Texas Motor Speedway, but the last time (April), was a special moment for the NAPA AUTO PARTS team. Winning for the first time together is a moment I’ll never forget – it was awesome.”
On Texas Motor Speedway:
“There’s been a lot of racing that’s happened since the last time we were at Texas Motor Speedway. Having two weeks off before this weekend’s race was very important for my NAPA AUTO PARTS team, as we try and collectively get better coming out of the 18-consecutive week stretch. We have three races left in what’s been an exciting year, but we have to stay focused and continue to work together as a team to achieve our ultimate goal.”
TV: ESPN (3:30 pm ET)
RADIO: PRN & Sirius XM Ch 90 (3:00 pm ET)
FIRST PRACTICE: 10/31, Noon – 12:50 pm ET (FOX Sports 1)
FINAL PRACTICE: 10/31, 4:30 pm-6:00 pm ET (ESPN 2)
QUALIFYING: 11/1, 12:15 pm ET (FOX Sports 2)
GREEN FLAG: 11/1, 3:30 pm ET (ESPN)
Texas/Las Vegas TV Listings
Thursday, October 30
2:00 PM NASCAR Camping World Truck Practice NO TV
3:30 PM NASCAR Camping World Truck Final Practice NO TV
Friday, October 31
12:00 PM NASCAR Nationwide Series Practice FOX Sports 1
1:00 PM NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice FOX Sports 1
3:15 PM NASCAR Camping World Truck Qualifying FOX Sports 1
4:30 PM NASCAR Nationwide Series Final Practice ESPN 2
6:45 PM NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying ESPN2
8:30 PM NASCAR Camping World Truck Race FOX Sports 1
Saturday, November 1
11:00 AM NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice FOX Sports 1
12:15 PM NASCAR Nationwide Series Qualifying FOX Sports 2
2:00 PM NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Final Practice FOX Sports 2
3:30 PM NASCAR Nationwide Series Race ESPN
Sunday, November 2
1:00 PM NHRA Las Vegas Qualifying (tape delayed) ESPN 2
3:00 PM NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race ESPN
6:00 PM NHRA Las Vegas Final Eliminations (tape delayed) ESPN 2
All Times Eastern Standard, Please Check Your Local TV Listings
2014 NATIONWIDE SERIES DRIVER POINTS
1. Chase Elliott 1,106
2. Regan Smith -42
3. Brian Scott -61
4. Elliott Sadler -63
5. Ty Dillon -64
2014 SUNOCO ROOKIE OF THE YEAR POINTS
1. Chase Elliott 308
2. Ty Dillon. -50
3. Chris Buescher -81
4. Dylan Kwasniewski -147
5. Ryan Reed -153
For Chase Elliott Merchandise, please visit ChaseElliott.com.
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