View Mobile Site
  • Bookmark and Share

Elliott at hall of fame Thursday

POSTED: July 8, 2014 4:37 p.m.
For the Dawson Community News/

Chase Elliott shows off his cars new paint job under the night lights Saturday at the Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway.

View Larger

Chase Elliott, along with officials from Atlanta Motor Speedway, will be in Dawsonville at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame to promote the Great Clips 300 to benefit Feed the Children on Thursday.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be at 2 p.m. and will give fans a chance to ask the hometown driver questions.

On Friday, Elliott slipped from second to third place in NASCAR's Nationwide Series points standing after placing 20th at the Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway.

"My NAPA Auto Parts Chevy had fuel pressure down the backstretch, but when I went off into turn three, I had nothing," Elliott said in a release. "I tried to shake it back and forth to get the fuel pressure back up and for a moment it started to come up as we entered turn four, but then it went back down."

Elliott, along with eight other drivers, pitted for fuel and tires with three laps to go. Starting back in 23rd place with two laps to go, Elliott was able to move up to 20th before the checkered flag was waved.

"As bad as that was," he said, "it could have been a lot worse."

Despite Elliott's recent disappointing finish, he has been doing great on the track.

In April, the rookie won his first Nationwide Series race in Texas, making him almost the youngest driver to win a race.

And a week later, Elliott made Nationwide Series history at Darlington Raceway. Not only was he the track's youngest winner, but he was the youngest to win two races back-to-back in the series.

And even though Elliott had less than ideal finishes at Daytona, he looks ahead to the track next year.

"We look forward to having fast cars back here next February," he said.

 

COMMENTS

  • Bookmark and Share

Commenting not available.
Commenting is not available.

FEATURED PHOTOS

Tigers take down Warriors
Cullen Reed sinks free thro...
Lady Tigers win at home ove...
Emma Brown dribbles past a ...
Local teen collects donatio...
Shannon Porter, second from...
Seniors mimic masters with ...
The senior center held thei...
Robinson teacher finds her ...
Brittany Bronson poses with...
Jack Trammell named Hugh O’...
Priscilla Taylor of the Wom...
Don't rain on our parade
Children posed with the Gri...
City seeks to save longtime...
Plennie Robinson’s old home...
Tigers get win over Northvi...
The Dawson County Tigers pl...
Lady Tigers fall short agai...
Kati Brady brings the ball ...
 

Please wait ...