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Elliott clinches berth in Round of 8
Chase Elliott pic
Dawsonvilles Chase Elliott took second place in Sundays Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. - photo by For the Dawson County News
Chase Elliott took advantage of a double overtime finish and a masterful pit-row strategy on Oct. 20 in the Hollywood Casino 400 to clinch the final berth in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Round of 8. Finishing second overall and gathering 15 points with top-5 finishes in both stages of the race, Elliott and his crew did just enough to overcome a 22-point deficit in the standings and slipped past Brad Keselowski to keep the No. 9 team’s 2019 playoff hopes alive. “We just got lucky, really. To run second was good; wish we could have won,” Elliott said. “But the rest of it really didn’t have to do with me, just good fortune and getting the right amount of points. To go through all the stuff we did these past two weeks and still move on is a … is a wonder, that’s for sure.”