Chevrolet Fails To Get A Car In Championship 4 In 2nd Straight Year Now

Last year, Chevrolet headed to the Homestead-Miami Speedway embarrassed. Out of the three manufacturers in NASCAR’s premiere series, they were the only ones not represented in the Championship 4. That led to a new car in the Chevrolet Camaro being introduced into the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for 2018 and a sense of getting their pride back. Unfortunately, 2018 has now gone worse than 2017. Chase Elliott was the lone shot that Chevy had of making it to the final round but he faced a tall task on Sunday…

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Speeding Penalty Costs Chase Elliott Phoenix Victory

AVONDALE, AZ – Chase Elliott had a fast car and was gifted an early Christmas present on Sunday at the ISM Raceway in Phoenix. See, he qualified his No. 9 Chevrolet on the front row and was handed the lead early on when Kevin Harvick had a blown tire. He’d fall a lap down as a result. Then, Kurt Busch who was the next domino in Elliott’s way of taking that fourth and final spot into the Championship 4, well he passed the pass car on his Lap 136 stop. He’d…

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If Elliott Can Win Sunday, It Will Be Popular Victory For NASCAR

Nothing against the “Big 3” but if Chase Elliott were to win Sunday’s Can Am 500 (2:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) it would be one of the biggest wins in recent memory. See, Elliott originally was facing a must win scenario this weekend at the ISM Raceway in Phoenix. He’s started off being 39 points out of the final cutoff spot. But, after Kevin Harvick’s L-1 penalty levied against him on Wednesday, he’s now just 17 points out. That’s still quite a bit to make up in one race. So,…

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Elliott Struggling To Find Speed This Weekend In Texas

FORT WORTH, TX – We’ve seen this out of Chase Elliott before. He struggles to find speed all weekend then finds himself in contention in the end. For the Hendrick Motorsports driver, he has to hope that happens again to him in Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Elliott, has struggled in his No. 9 Chevrolet this weekend. He qualified 16th, worst among the eight remaining Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff drivers. 

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Is Elliott The Top Threat To The “Big 3” For Championship 4 Appearance?

Unless something drastic happens, the Championship 4 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is set. Joey Logano helped pave that way because of his win at the Martinsville Speedway. Now, the “Big 3” who have accumulated a ton of playoff points this year hold the three wildcard spots that will advance to the final round at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Can Kurt Busch, Clint Bowyer, Aric Almirola or Chase Elliott beat them? All it takes is one but can it realistically happen?

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Round of 8 Could Be Chase Elliott’s Round To Shine

For the second consecutive season, Chase Elliott has made it to the Round of 8. Unlike last year, I think this is the round where Elliott has his coming out party. Yes, Elliott earned not just his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory this season, but also his second and third as well. I wouldn’t be shocked to see his No. 9 Chevrolet up front battling for even more race wins this round. 

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Elliott Finds Speed Earns 3rd Cup Win In Last 11 Races

Parity is higher now than its been all season. Since the early August race at Watkins Glen, seven different drivers have won the last 11 races. Only two drivers have won more than one race in that time frame. One of which is Chase Elliott and the other Brad Keselowski. One is still playoff eligible while the other was eliminated on Sunday at the Kansas Speedway. Elliott, earned his third win in his last 11 starts when he took his No. 9 Chevrolet to victory in Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400.…

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Are Elliott And Logano Legitimate Championship Contenders?

Chase Elliott just won his second race of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career on Sunday at the Dover International Speedway. I hate to overstate this win and the importance of it, but is Elliott a legitimate championship contender? Think about it. Elliott has three top six finishes in the four playoff races this season. He’s as good as any of them in terms of finishes during this year’s playoffs. This win automatically advances him into the Round of 8 where the three tracks have fared well recently for…

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Elliott Ovecomes Uncontrolled Tire Penalty, To Win Sunday’s Gander Outdoors 400 at Dover

Chase Elliott was lucky enough to make his mistake early. On a day where 11 of the 12 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers had costly problems, Elliott made his the earliest. He overcame that and on the help of a key late race pit call took his No. 9 Chevrolet to victory lane for the second time of his career. When Clint Bowyer crashed out on Lap 391, the pit opened up for the final time of the day. Most cars hit pit lane, including the top two drivers…

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Elliott Eyeing Dover Win, Could Be A Dangerous Out In Round of 12

Out of the three playoff eligible Hendrick Motorsports cars, two of which made it out of the first round of the Monster Energy NASCAR cup Series postseason. Chase Elliott was one of them. Now, watch out. I can make a strong case that Elliott can make it through the Round of 12 and have a valid shot of making it to the Championship 4 next month in Homestead. 

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