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Sound the Siren! Elliott championship bound after win at Martinsville Speedway
Chase Elliott celebrates in victory lane after winning the Xfinity 500 at Martinsville Speedway, earning his first trip to the NASCAR Cup Series Championship in his racing career. Photo by Jared C. Tilton of Getty Images for - photo by File photo
After six years of driving in NASCAR’s highest racing circuit, Dawsonville native Chase Elliott won the Xfinity 500 on Sunday night and earned a spot in the NASCAR Cup Series Championship race.Elliott will compete against Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin on Sunday, Nov. 8 at the Phoenix Raceway to close out the 2020 NASCAR season, with a chance to win the Cup Series. This is the first time that Elliott qualified for a Cup Series Championship race. “Biggest win ever for us,” Elliott said to NBC Sports immediately after the race. “Just so proud to be able to be backed into a corner like that and win tonight. I feel like that’s what we’ve been missing these past four or five years to perform when we don’t have a choice.”