Chase Elliott and the Hooters Give A Hoot team started Sunday’s race at the Monster Mile in fifth. Due to an untimely mechanical issue, the No. 9 team finished the day in 38th.
Shortly after the green flag waved at Dover International Speedway, Elliott experienced a mechanical issue that left him off the pace.
The Hooters team was unable to fix the issue on pit road, so they were forced to push the car to the garage for further assessment. The issue proved to be terminal as Elliott’s race ended early. The misfortune left the No. 9 team with a 38th-place finish.
“It just quit running. It didn’t really seem like anything was off,” said Elliott. “We were just kind of making laps and then obviously had a failure. It’s an unfortunate way to start this round for sure.”
Start / Finish: 5 / 38
Points Earned: 1
Playoff Point Standing / Total: 11th / 3025 pts.
Next Race: October 13, Talladega 500, Talladega Superspeedway
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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.