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Sunoco - Sprint Cup Series*, XFINITY Series*, Camping World Truck Series* . The initial steps of the project debuted during Daytona Speedweeks when .. meet-and-greets with pit crews and other high-profile racing and automotive. February 22, The 43 cars racing at Sunday's Daytona will use an estimated 5, gallons of racing fuel, according to NASCAR. But don't start. The Official site of DAYTONA International Speedway and the DAYTONA Find information on Nascar races, DAYTONA race tickets, race schedules.

  • Chase Elliott

Elliott won at Martinsville. Xfinity Series[ edit ] Elliott racing his Nationwide car at Road America in In Januaryit was announced that Elliott would be competing full-time in the Nationwide Series indriving the No.

On September 11, Elliott won his first race of the season at Richmondsnapping his race winless streak.

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He battled with Chris Buescher for the championship, but was unable to catch up and finished 2nd in points. In he drove the No. He also drove the No. In he began the season driving the No. He was scheduled to race in five races at Martinsville, Richmond, Charlotte, Indianapolis, and Darlington. The team also announced that he would take over Jeff Gordon 's No. Elliott eventually recorded a lap speed of Dropping to 37th, Elliott entered the garage, and returned to the race on lap69 laps behind the leader and in last.

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Elliott would ultimately finish 38th, 73 laps down. At the age of 20, he became the youngest pole-sitter in history. Elliott returned to the race on lap 59, 40 laps down, and finished 37th. The following week, at Las Vegas, Elliott showed a strong car all day and even had his car inside the top-five with 40 laps to go, but crashed and finished 38th.

Elliott picked up more top tens during the spring, finishing 5th at Texas for his first career Top-5, 4th at Bristol5th at Talladega9th at Kansas3rd at Dover8th in the Coca-Colaand a career best 2nd at Michigan. On a restart, Elliott would lose the lead and the race came down to fuel mileage but the fuel would hold and he would finish 4th.

At Michigan in June, Elliott finished second after he missed a shift in the lead. He won the fan vote to advance into the All-Star Race along with Danica Patrick where he finished a respectable 7th after nearly winning the final segment of the Sprint Showdown, losing to Kyle Larson in a photo finish.

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Fifteen races into his rookie season, he sat 6th in the standings, the highest without a victory, with two poles for the Daytona and at Talladega, six Top-5s and eleven Tops.

Two weeks later at SonomaElliott started 16th, but would ultimately finish 21st. He was one of the first rookies to qualify for the Chase along with Chris Buescher since Denny Hamlin in On September 18, at the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtleshe had a chance at his first win but a late caution wiped out his 3-second lead over Martin Truex Jr. He was eliminated after the Round of 12, but managed to finish 10th in the final standings. The front row is locked into those spots. The rest of the top Winning back-to-back Daytona poles is something of a family tradition, as Chase Elliott proved by the skin of his teeth on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.

The pole was the second straight for Elliott, who led the field to green last year as a Sunoco rookie. It was the third straight for Elliott's crew chief, Alan Gustafson, who won the pole with driver Jeff Gordon in in Gordon's last year as a full-time driver.

But that stuff doesn't just happen by staying the same, as everybody knows. Everyone is always trying to get better and make their cars better and faster; and the engine shop is always finding new things. So I think that's just proof that they're improving with everybody else and taking that next step, which is really impressive.

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I'm happy to be a part of it, and hopefully we can run good next Sunday. They will lead the field to the green flag in the first and second Can-Am Duel mile qualifying races on Thursday night, Elliott in the first Duel, Earnhardt in the second. Earnhardt is racing for the first time since a concussion sidelined him for the final 18 events of the season. The satisfaction of locking in a front-row starting position tempered his disappointment at missing the pole by the slimmest of margins.

Clint Bowyer, in his first competitive effort in a Stewart-Haas Racing Ford will start beside Earnhardt in the second Duel after posting the fourth fastest speed With 36 chartered teams knowing they will race next Sunday, six "Open" entries are vying for the four remaining berths in the Daytona field.

Sunday's time trials brought good news for Brendan Gaughan and Elliott Sadler, who know they will race next Sunday as the two fastest qualifiers among the "go-or-go-homers. Gaughan was 33rd fastest and Sadler was 36th fastest. The next two drivers in speed are Sorenson and Kennington. If either Gaughan or Sadler are the highest finisher in their Duels, Sorenson would make the race on speed.