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Chase Elliott Riding Momentum When It Matters Most

Chase Elliott during the Jimmy Johns 300 at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL.

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 16, 2014) – For the second time this season, NAPA AUTO PARTS driver Chase Elliott will be making his way to the Bluegrass State when the NASCAR Nationwide Series returns to Kentucky Speedway.  The 1.5-mile tri-oval is nestled in Sparta, Ky., about 40 miles southwest of Cincinnati.

Elliott enters Saturday night’s race with an 18-point lead over his JR Motorsports teammate Regan Smith through the season’s first 26 races.  The 18-year-old rookie has held the series’ points lead for 13 of 26 races thus far.  He and his No. 9 NAPA team are hitting their stride when it matters most, riding the momentum of seven consecutive top-10 finishes.  Over that stretch, Elliott has a series-best 5.4 average finish.

Of the seven remaining Nationwide Series races this season, five of them are at 1.5-mile venues (Kentucky, Kansas, Charlotte, Texas and Homestead).  Two of Elliott’s three wins (Texas and Chicagoland) have come on 1.5-mile tracks.

In the battle for Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors, Elliott continues to lead Ty Dillon by 56 points.

Saturday night’s VistitMyrtleBeach.com 300 is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPNEWS and PRN Radio/Sirius NASCAR Radio Ch. 90.

 

Driver Quotes | Chase Elliott  

 

On Kentucky Speedway:

“I’ve been eyeing this date for a while because we had a terrible run the first time we raced at Kentucky this year.  I finished 12th after starting sixth and just never put it together to get the finish we could have.  My NAPA AUTO PARTS team and I are looking to bounce back from that poor performance and improve as much as possible Saturday night.  It’s always exciting to go back to a track for a second time in a season, especially when you didn’t do too well the first run at it.  We have our priorities in place heading into this weekend with only seven races left.  There isn’t any room for error and I know we will come ready Saturday in Kentucky.”

For Chase Elliott Merchandise, please visit ChaseElliott.com.

 

Kentucky/Dallas TV Listings

Friday, September 19

9:30 AMNASCAR Camping World Truck LoudonPracticeNO TV

12:00 PM NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Loudon PracticeFOX Sports 1

1:30 PMNASCAR Camping World Truck Loudon PracticeFOX Sports 1

3:00 PMNASCAR Camping World Truck Final LoudonPracticeFOX Sports 1

3:30 PM NASCAR Nationwide Series Kentucky Practice NO TV

4:40 PMNASCAR Sprint Cup Series Loudon Qualifying FOX Sports 1

6:30 PM NASCAR Nationwide Series Kentucky Final Practice FOX Sports 1

 

Saturday, September 20

9:00 AM NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Loudon PracticeFOX Sports 1

10:10 AMNASCAR Camping World Truck Loudon QualifyingFOX Sports 1

11:30 AM NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Loudon Final PracticeFOX Sports 1

1:00 PM NASCAR Camping World Loudon Truck RaceFOX Sports 1

4:10 PM NASCAR Nationwide Series Kentucky Qualifying NO TV

7:30 PM NASCAR Nationwide Series Kentucky Race ESPNEWS

 

Sunday, September 21

2:00 PM NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Loudon RaceESPN

4:00 PM NHRA Dallas Qualifying (tape delated)ESPN2

8:00 PM NHRA Dallas Final Eliminations ESPN2

*All Times Eastern Standard, Please Check Your Local TV Listings*

 

MEDIA INFORMATION

TV: ESPNEWS (7 p.m. ET)

RADIO: PRN & Sirius XM Ch. 90 (7 p.m. ET)

FIRST PRACTICE: 9/19, 3:30 pm-4:30 p.m. ET (NO TV)

FINAL PRACTICE: 9/19, 6:30 pm-7:30 p.m. ET (FOX Sports 1)

QUALIFYING: 9/20, 4:10 p.m. ET (NO TV)

GREEN FLAG: 9/20, 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPNEWS)

 

2014 NATIONWIDE SERIES DRIVER POINTS

1. Chase Elliott…………………………………….. 951

2. Regan Smith……………………………………… -18

3. Ty Dillon…………………………………………… -40

4. Elliott Sadler…………………………………….. -51

5. Brian Scott……………………………………….. -56

 

2014 SUNOCO ROOKIE OF THE YEAR POINTS

1. Chase Elliott…………………………………….. 297

  1. Ty Dillon…………………………………………… -56

3. Chris Buescher………………………………….. -94

4. Dylan Kwasniewski…………………………… -143

5. Ryan Reed………………………………………. -148

 

NAPA AUTO PARTS:@NAPAKnowHow

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CHASE ELLIOTT:@ChaseElliott

JR MOTORSPORTS: @JRMotorsports

 

MEDIA CONTACT INFO:

Elliot Mabe, No. 9 PR Manager

Email: Emabe@dalejr.com

 

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