Chase Elliott and the NAPA AUTO PARTS team finished 39th in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway after sustaining damage while trying to avoid a wreck early in the 311-lap race. The damage was terminal and ultimately ended the No. 9 team’s day after only six laps.
Elliott and the NAPA AUTO PARTS team rolled off the grid 17th after the top 20 finishers from Saturday’s race were inverted. Shortly after the green flag waved, Elliott suffered damage from a competitor checking up to avoid a multi-car accident on the front stretch.
The NAPA team was unable to repair the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE as the issue proved to be terminal. The misfortune left Elliott and the No. 9 team with a 39th-place finish.
Start / Finish: 16 / 39
Points Earned: 1
Points Standing / Total: 7th / 809 pts.
Next Race: August 29, Firecracker 400, Daytona International Speedway
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Founded by Rick Hendrick in 1984, Hendrick Motorsports has earned 265 points-paying race victories and a record 13 car owner championships in the premier NASCAR Cup Series. Headquartered in Concord, NC, the organization fields four full-time Chevrolet teams on the Cup circuit, including the No. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet driven by Chase Elliott.