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Good Luck, Chase: AMS seeking fans’ good luck charms for Elliott
Track recreates 1983 promotion that led to father’s first victory
Chase Elliott
Atlanta Motor Speedway has recreated a 1983 "lucky charm" promotion for Dawsonville native Chase Elliott that led to his father, NASCAR Hall-of-Famer Bill Elliott's, first career victory in NASCAR's top series. - photo by For the Dawson County News
Entering his third fulltime season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Dawsonville, Georgia native Chase Elliott is getting an extra dash of goodwill from his home track as the 22-year-old driver seeks his first victory at NASCAR’s top level. For an added measure of good luck in 2018, Atlanta Motor Speedway is soliciting good-luck charms of any size, shape or form from race fans across the country. Rabbit’s feet, horseshoes, lucky pennies – whatever it takes. Fans are encouraged to ship their lucky charms to Atlanta Motor Speedway, where they will be presented to Elliott at a special event at the track on Feb. 13. After qualifying for the NASCAR Playoffs for the second straight season in 2017, Elliott rattled off a string of consistent finishes to advance to the Round of 8 and ultimately finished fifth in the overall driver standings. He was the top-finishing driver among the four-car Hendrick Motorsports lineup and bested his previous finish of 10th place in 2016 by five spots.