While Chase Elliott was not satisfied with a fourth place finish in Saturdays ARCA race at Road America, another victory was added in his stat book.
In eight career ARCA starts, he has remained in the top 10
not bad considering he is also the youngest superspeedway winner in ARCA Series history after his victory over The Tricky Triangle" earlier this month.
Pocono Raceway was also where his father, 1988 Cup Champion Bill Elliott, claimed his last NASCAR victory. The younger Elliott was there to witness the win in 2002.
Elliott, driver of the No. 9 Aarons-Hendrickcars.com Chevrolet said a last-lap mistake caused his dissatisfaction.
Id say Im happy, he stated. I wouldnt say Im satisfied.
Ive got a lot of room to grow and get better, and that showed today.
Elliotts mishap occurred in Turn 5 when he was jockeying for the lead position with pole winner, Andrew Ranger, and both began wheel-hopping a term used when the car becomes difficult to control under heavy braking.
When Elliott tangled with Ranger, driver Chris Buescher capitalized on the opportunity and claimed victory in the Scott 160.
Elliott has his own definition of a good day, quite possibly inherited from his father.
A mistake-free day is a good day," he said.
I feel like we had a car to win, he said, and I always talk about having mistake-free days. And I didnt have that.
Elliott will defend his 2012 World Crown Champion title when he races at Gresham Motorsports Park in Jefferson, Georgia on Thursday, July 4. Opening Ceremonies begin at 4:30 p.m. and fans will experience a full night of Mini Stocks, Sportsman, Renegades, Trucks, Outlaw Late Models and the 30th-Annual Slack Auto Parts World Crown 300 with 300 laps of Southern Super Series Late Model racing. Tickets are $30/adult, $25/senior and military, $15/students and teachers with ID, and children under 12 are free. To purchase tickets, call Gresham Motorsports Park at 706-367-9461. This special holiday event will also feature a Independence Day Fireworks Show sponsored by Royal Oak.