Chase Elliott continues to dominate the field with his latest win at Five Flags Speedway on May 25. The win marked his third win of his last three races at Five Flags, including the 2011 Snowball Derby, where he set a new record, being the youngest driver to ever win the elite race.
Elliotts last three races have landed him into Victory Lane and the Dawsonville native has no intentions of slowing down.
Elliott, 16, started in the eight position at the Rubber & Specialties 100. He remained in the front 10 for most of the race. Kyle Benjamin was the field leader for the first half of the race. Augie Grill stole the lead from the 14-year-old Benjamin, putting him into second and leaving him wide-open to contenders on his tail. Top drivers Bubba Pollard and Mike Garvey quickly approached Benjamin, making it a three-wide Turn 3. In the meantime, Elliott was holding back, waiting to make his move in the No. 9 Aarons Dream Machine/Hendrickcars.com Chevrolet.
With 18 laps remaining, Elliott passed Garvey to gain second position and quickly set his eyes on the field leader, Pollard. On Lap 91 Elliott passed Pollard and increased his lead, steadily pulling away from the field. Elliott finished with the checkered flag in hand and his second Blizzard race win of the season in his pocket.
The win puts Elliott in a three-race winning streak. He grabbed the first of the three on May 12, at Gresham Motorsports Park, winning the Racing Radios 100 Super Late Model event. While pursing his second win of the three win streak, Elliott secured his first NASCAR victory in the K & N Pro Series East-West combination event held on May 19, at Iowa Speedway. This win increased his lead in points by 20, over second-place Brett Moffitt.
While many young drivers would sit-back and enjoy the moment, Elliotts attention is driven to the future. The car was definitely good, but weve got to improve come Snowball Derby time, said Elliott to Chuck Corder, fiveflagsspeedway.com. I know this group of guys weve got, well do just that.
Up next, Elliott will race in back-to-back K&N Pro Series East events, beginning on June 2 at Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C., and June 9, at Gresham Motorsports Park for the Slack Auto Parts 150.