Chase Elliott and the No. 9 Mountain Dew Baja Blast team started 16th on Sunday afternoon at Bristol Motor Speedway. Elliott was involved in a multi-car incident on Lap 4. The resulting damage forced him to make multiple pit stops for repairs.
The No. 9 team’s diligent effort kept Elliott on track to finish Stage 1 in 37th, down multiple laps to the leader. The 22-year- old driver continued to work to gain as many positions as possible and was in 33rd, 22 laps behind the leader, when the race was postponed Sunday after 204 laps.
When the race resumed Monday afternoon, Elliott continued fighting and improved another position to 32nd at the end of Stage 2.
Elliott and the No. 9 team battled through the conclusion of the 500-lap race and gained three additional spots to finish the day in 29th.
Start / Finish: 16 / 29
Points Earned: 8
Points Standing / Total: 23rd / 136 points
Next Race: April 21, Richmond 400, Richmond Raceway
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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 (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.