Chase Elliot’s Win; Hendrick Motorsports No.9 NAPA Auto Parts driver, Chase Elliot won Sunday’s Quaker State 400 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, becoming the first Georgia-born driver to win a race at the track in the past 30 years.
Elliot’s wild finish saw Corey LaJolies stretch from second place to the 21st position in the final after Chase gave him a block that led him into the wall. However, according to Elliot, the aggressive move wasn’t aimed at sending Corey into the wall, but he was trying to give him the second place but things didn’t pan out as he had hoped.
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His father Bill Elliot was the last Georgia native to collect the win at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 1992 and 30 years later his son, Chase Elliot has just reclaimed the lost glory. Having won his third win of the season he becomes the first driver to clinch three wins in the 2022 season.
Apart from leading the win record, Elliot is still leading the driver’s standings with 684 points. In addition, he is one of the few drivers who have been able to convert a pole to a win this season after taking the pole at Atlanta and going ahead to claim the checkered flag.
Chase Elliot’s Wins and Performance
Chase Elliot has been one of the top contenders in most races this season collecting points after points. Like any other driver, Elliot has had his fair share of tough weekends as well as interesting weekends.
He began the season on a good note securing a top ten finish in the first race of the season before encountering his first disappointing race at California after he got a block from his teammate Kyle Larson who has been facing rough weekends for the past few races.
After almost ten races of average performances, Elliot eventually clinched his first win at Dover on May 8th. He went on to score a top-five finish at Darlington, and the rest of the month ended up on a bad note posting four consecutive top 30 finishes.
He regained momentum at Sonoma where he scored the eighth finish. After Sonoma, he headed to Nashville where he left a clean shit after taking his second win of the season. Before jetting into Atlanta, Elliot had a second-place finish in Road America and eventually marked his third win at Atlanta.