Friday, April 11, 2014

NASCAR's Next Best Thing

From ESPN: Chase Elliott passed Elliott Sadler on the final lap night to win his second straight Nationwide Series race, going from fifth to first on the final two laps Friday night.
Elliott, an 18-year-old high school senior and son of NASCAR great Bill Elliott, broke through for his first series win last week at Texas when he passed Sprint Cup veteran Kevin Harvick. At Darlington, Elliott moved past Sadler when the veteran got loose coming off Turn 2 on a restart two laps from the end.
Sadler held on for second while Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch were third and fourth, respectively.
Busch led by 1.5 seconds and was seemingly cruising to victory until Tanner Berryhill's spin forced a final restart.
Chase is the son of Bill Elliot, a NASCAR champion, so his pedigree is very good.
He is also a high school senior, who has to got to school during the week and race during the weekend.
Chase is under contract by Hendricks Motor Sports, who also employ Dale Jr. Jeff Gordon, Kasey Kahne and Jimmie Johnson.  To keep Chase, one of them has to go.  Who will it be?
And every time Chase wins a race, the siren sounds at the Dwasonville Pool room:

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