Elliott Collects Top-Ten Finish in Rain-Shortened Race at Michigan
Chase Elliott and the No. 9 Mountain Dew Little Caesars team earned their seventh top-ten finish of the season Sunday afternoon in the rain-shortened NASCAR Cup Series event at Michigan International Speedway.
Elliott and the No. 9 Mountain Dew Little Caesars team rolled off the grid 13th after a two-and-a-half-hour rain delay and ran inside the top ten for a large portion of the first stage of the race. As the field came to the green flag with one lap to go in the stage, the No. 9 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 suffered a punctured left-rear tire and Elliott was forced to head to pit road. That misfortune dropped him from the top ten to a 32nd-place finish in Stage 1.
Because Elliott headed to pit road while it was closed for the end of Stage 1, he had to start Stage 2 from the rear of the field. Within 15 laps, the Dawsonville, Georgia, native was already back inside the top 15. Elliott continued climbing the leaderboard and finished Stage 2 in 12th.
With rain looming, Elliott jumped inside the top 10 early in the final stage. When a caution flag waved 10 laps in to the segment, he was running ninth – and that is where he would be scored when the red flag was brought out and the race was called because of rain.
Start / Finish: 13 / 9
Points Earned: 28
Points Standing / Total: 13th / 362 points
Next Race: June 24, Sonoma 350, Sonoma Raceway
How to Watch or Listen: 2:00 p.m. ET on FS1, PRN, SiriusXM Channel 90
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Founded by Rick Hendrick in 1984, Hendrick Motorsports is the winningest team in NASCAR Cup Series history. At the sport’s premier level, the organization holds the all-time records in every major statistical category, including championships (14), points-paying race victories (291) and laps led (over 77,000). Headquartered in Concord, North Carolina, the team fields four full-time entries in the NASCAR Cup Series, including the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 driven by 2020 champion Chase Elliott.
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