Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Chase Elliott Has a Winning Weekend

Chase Elliott Has a Winning Weekend

Wins in the SRX Series on Saturday and in NASCAR Cup on Sunday

Chase Elliott on Top of the #SRX Podium
Chase Elliott on Top of the SRX Podium


Last weekend was a good weekend to be Chase Elliott.


Chase Elliott wins SRX season finale at Sharon Speedway

Chase Elliott won his second Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) race in as many starts and snapped Tony Stewart’s perfect record on dirt tracks Saturday night at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio. The victory was also the second season finale won by Elliott after finishing just ahead of Stewart at Nashville Fairgrounds last July.


“[It was special] to sit there and race on dirt with one of my heroes, Tony Stewart, and throw a couple of sliders with him,” Elliott told CBS Sports’ Matt Yocum. “Obviously this is a little different than the open wheel stuff – knowing how good he is at this stuff and being able to dice it up with him. I actually thought he was better than me on the run before and I was able to watch him on the top and finally get a couple of things going there.”


Chase Elliott nabs Pocono victory following DQ of Nos. 11, 18 cars

Chase Elliott was declared the winner at Pocono Raceway on Sunday after the cars of Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch — who initially crossed the start/finish line first and second, respectively — were disqualified following post-race inspection.


Transcript: Chase Elliott – Pit Lane Interview – 07.24.22


Q. A little bit of a slow stop early, got mired back in traffic, slowly worked your way up. How much of a battle was that?


CHASE ELLIOTT: Definitely a bit of a battle for our NAPA team today. I'm pretty happy with third really after that. I didn't think we were all that good really through the mid portion of the race, and I was struggling in traffic some to get back up through there.


Yeah, had some restarts and stuff go our way there towards the end, and able to get some spots back, which is nice.


Yeah, nice to grab a top 5, but certainly could be a little better.


Q. You've said you want to focus on some of the tracks where you feel like you aren't your best. This is your best finish here at Pocono. What did you learn?


CHASE ELLIOTT: I don't know that I learned much of anything today. Just got fortunate there with the way the restarts and stuff went. Yeah, I think we have room for improvement, and we'll go on to next week and try to build a be a little better.


Later it was announced that Elliott was declared the race winner . . . . hard to build better on that.



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