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.
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.
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.
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
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 (280) and laps led (nearly 75,000). 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 driven by 2020 champion Chase Elliott.