Chase Elliott raced inside the top ten for much of Sunday night’s 600-mile race at Charlotte Motor Speedway before eventually finishing the night in 11th place.
Elliott and the NAPA AUTO PARTS team took the green flag 22nd Sunday afternoon. Elliott fell back to 30th after just six laps, but managed to recover to finish Stage 1 in 14th.
During Stage 2, the Dawsonville, Georgia, native continued pushing forward while avoiding several early-stage incidents and eventually moved into the top ten within 25 laps. Elliott closed the second stage in seventh, picking up four extra points.
Midway through Stage 3, Elliott was running fifth, though he began to slip back in the pack as the 100-lap stage continued. He restarted eighth with 15 laps remaining in the stage and ultimately took the green-checkered flag in 15th to conclude the third of four stages.
In the final 100 laps, Elliott rebounded and climbed back inside the top ten, running ninth with 75 laps remaining in the race. The driver of the No. 9 reported that he brushed the outside wall just before making his final pit stop of the race. After the cycle of green-flag pit stops, he settled into 11th with 42 laps to go and continued knocking on the door of the top ten as the race drew to a close. He ultimately took the checkered flag in 11th.
Start / Finish: 22 / 11
Points Earned: 30
Points Standing / Total: 15th / 296 points
Next Race: June 3, Pocono 400, Pocono 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.