Dawsonville's Chase Elliott fought hard on Monday after a rain delayed race was bumped from the scheduled Sunday start.
Elliott began in the 13th spot in his No. 24 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet SS and raced to another top-five finish. He came in fourth behind Kurt Busch, teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Brad Keselowski.
"I feel like we had a car that could do it today," Elliott said to the media after the race.
He led for 51 laps on Monday, more than in all previous 18 starts this season combined.
The Axalta ‘We Paint Winners' 400 at the Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania was moved to Monday afternoon from its scheduled Sunday start due to weather.
The triangle race track is where Elliott's hall of fame father won five times during the course of his legendary NASCAR career.
Joey Logano led the first 15 laps of the race after Brad Keselowski started on the pole.
Fuel conservation was an essential element on the two and half mile track. Logano and others worked to save fuel by shutting engines off on pit row.
Elliott took the lead after a restart on lap 67.
During a restart on lap 93 Elliott was in the lead and an almost immediate crash involving Tony Stewart, Danica Patrick and Landon Cassill sent the race right back to caution.
With 43 laps left Elliott took a stop for four tires and fuel.
He found himself in second behind Dale Earnhardt Jr. with 34 to go and under caution. On the restart they would both be passed by Kurt Busch in the No. 41 car.
From that point Elliott would continue to run in third place with Keselowski pushing him. While drivers, including Elliott, were being told to slow and conserve fuel Keselowski had been given the go ahead assured that he had the fuel to finish.
Elliott had to continue to slow during final 11 laps while trying to fend him off.
With 10 laps to go Keselowski passed Elliott.
Though Kurt Busch had been told that he did not have the fuel to finish, he apparently did.
Elliott was four seconds off the lead running in the fourth spot with five laps to go. That is where he would finish.
It was his 10th top 10 finish of the season.
Next up is the Firekeepers Casino 400 at 1 p.m. on June 12 at the Michigan International Speedway. It will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1.