Chase Elliott and the No. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS team posted the third-fastest time in Daytona 500 qualifying Sunday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway. As a result, Elliott will start second in Thursday night’s Duel No. 1, which will officially set the lineup for next Sunday’s 62nd running of the Daytona 500.
This marked the sixth consecutive Daytona 500 pole award for Hendrick Motorsports engines and the second straight 1-2-3-4 qualifying sweep for our engine team.
“It was a solid lap, just needed a little bit more obviously,” Elliott said of his third-place finish. “It’s so early in the week and (I’m) just trying to keep the car in one piece. It’s great for Team Chevy to be one, two, three, four. We’ll try to be good next Sunday, that’s really all that matters.”
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Next Race: Feb. 13, Duel Race No. 1, Daytona International Speedway
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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.