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Late wreck starts Elliott off on bad foot for back-to-back championship run
Chase Elliott
Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 Hooters Chevrolet, prepares to drive during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series Verizon 200 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on August 15, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Photo by Sean Gardner for
Dawsonville native Chase Elliott was relegated to a 31st-place finish in the first race of the Round of 16 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs at Darlington Raceway after a late race on-track incident.