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Elliott gets second for sixth time
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Another week of NASCAR Monster Cup Series playoff racing meant another runner up finish for Dawsonville native Chase Elliott.

The 21-year-old driver raced his way to a second place finish behind Martin Truex Jr. in the Bank of America 500 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on Oct. 8.

Elliott led for 12 of the 334 laps while racing in the top five for most of the day after a start from the No. 7 spot.

Not only did he finish the race in second, he was second for both Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the race. Each of those stage finishes earned him nine extra points.

A restart with 51 laps to go saw the SunEnergy1 driver in the sixth spot, but by 36 laps remaining he was back into the top five.

Elliott would then advance to third place with 24 laps remaining and a caution with eight to go would send him to pit for new tires.

For overtime, Elliott restarted in third. He would take over second and continue to try and catch Truex before the final lap.

The overall second place finish is now his sixth time to finish as runner up in the series and puts him in fourth in the playoff standings.

NASCAR Hall of Fame father, Bill Elliott, had eight runner up finishes of his own before getting his first win. Four of those came in his 1983 season.

There are two more races prior to the playoff field narrowing once again—this time to the Round of 8.

Talladega is up next for the series for the Alabama 500 at 2 p.m. on Oct. 15. Then the series moves to Kansas City for the Hollywood Casino 400 on Oct. 12.

At that point, the top eight in the field will advance before it narrows again to the championship four.