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Elliott starts season with top-10 finish at superspeedway

Saturday's ARCA race run at Daytona didn't go as well as Chase Elliott had hoped, but the 18-year-old from Dawsonville will take what he learned at the famed superspeedway as he prepares for his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut this weekend.

February 18, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Young Elliott’s career on track

It's been more than 25 years since Bill Elliott won the Winston Cup Championship and thrust Dawsonville into the spotlight as a powerhouse racing community.

February 11, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


New rules make Elliott hall of fame eligible

Bill Elliott is among a handful of legends now eligible for nomination into the NASCAR Hall of Fame after racing officials announced procedural changes in December intended to broaden the slate of available candidates.

Any driver that competed for 30 years is now eligible for induction in to the hall of fame, as are drivers that have reached their 55th birthday after competing for 10 years.

February 04, 2014 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


YEAR IN REVIEW: Chase Elliott to drive for Dale Jr.

As if 2013 wasn't Dawsonville's Chase Elliott's year, the announcement came Monday that he would compete fulltime in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for JR Motorsports with Atlanta-based NAPA Auto Parts as his primary sponsor for 2014.

January 07, 2014 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Elliott named GRHOF 2013 Driver of the Year

Second generation racer Chase Elliott, 17, has been named the 2013 Georgia Racing Hall of Fame Driver of the Year.

November 20, 2013 | By David Renner drenner@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Local youth shines in rifle events

Dawson County High School freshman Tristan Melton has managed to do what few other 14 year olds can lay claim to.

October 30, 2013 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Fans savor pit stop by ‘The King’ of racing

Fans gathered Friday night for the opportunity to see, hear and meet one of NASCAR's greatest drivers, "The King" Richard Petty.

September 04, 2013 | By Charles Phelps DCN regional staff | SPORTS


Elliott makes history

In just his sixth start, Dawsonville's Chase Elliott made history as the youngest winner in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series when he took the checkered flag in Monday's inaugural race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.

September 03, 2013 | editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Elliott takes first truck series pole

Chase Elliott made history last week as the youngest driver to sit on the pole in NASCAR's Camping World Truck Series at Bristol Motor Speedway.

August 27, 2013 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Player advances to Auburn

Former Dawson County High School Lady Tiger standout softball player Jenna Abbott will continue her career at Auburn University next season.

August 20, 2013 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Standout headed to Union College

Former Tiger football standout Zack Martin will attend Union College in Barbourville, Ky. this fall following an outstanding prep career at Dawson County High School.

August 06, 2013 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Dawsonville’s McIntosh dominates at Dixie

Dawsonville-native Donald McIntosh took the checkered flag after starting on the outside pole and leading every lap of the Super Late Model feature at Dixie Speedway Saturday in Woodstock.

August 06, 2013 | From staff reports editor@dawsonnews.com | SPORTS


Chase Elliott has climbed up racing’s ranks faster than dad

Their entrances to the 2013 Eastern Grands at the Cumming Fairgrounds last week were fitting for their stature in the racing world and place in life.

July 30, 2013 | By Brian Paglia DCN regional staff | SPORTS


Legion wins 1st game of tourney

Connor Pennington pitched the game of his life with a 9-inning shutout over Loganville in the first round of the American Legion Georgia State tournament on Friday in Alpharetta.

July 30, 2013 | Pam Jacobs | SPORTS


Elliott beginning to make own name

Chase Elliott isn't letting his family name dictate the direction of his racing career.

July 16, 2013 | By Mitch Blomert DCN regional staff | SPORTS


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Elliott makes Sprint Cup debut Sunday

Dawsonville's Chase Elliott is set to make his Sprint Cup debut in Sunday's STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

March 25, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Bill Elliott celebrates ‘Awesome’ career

The legend of Bill Elliott's awesome racing career culminated Friday night when the Dawsonville native was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

February 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS


Chase Elliott gets fulltime cup ride in 2016

There was already speculation that Dawsonville's Chase Elliott would take over the No. 24 when four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon announced last week he planned to retire at the end of the 2015 season.

February 04, 2015 | Michele Hester | SPORTS




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