Elliott Holds Off Hamlin to Win First Cup Race at Daytona Road Course

Elliott holds off Hamlin to win the NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling 235 on the series' inaugural race on the Daytona Road Course at Daytona International Speedway.
DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – AUGUST 16: Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling 235 at Daytona International Speedway on August 16, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Florida. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Elliott holds off Hamlin to win the NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling 235 on the series’ inaugural race on the Daytona Road Course at Daytona International Speedway.

No practice, no qualifying, new course. No problem for Hendrick Motorsport’s driver Chase Elliott.

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Elliott Wins All-Star Race

Chase Elliott wins All-Star race in the NASCAR Cup Series at Bristol Motor Speedway in a rare mid-week event on July 15th - the first All-Star event at the Tennessee track.
BRISTOL, TENNESSEE – JULY 15: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 UniFirst Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on July 15, 2020 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Elliott wins All-Star race in the NASCAR Cup Series at Bristol Motor Speedway in a rare mid-week event on July 15th – the first All-Star event at the Tennessee track.

The sport’s reigning Most Popular Driver, Chase Elliott earned his first NASCAR All-Star Race win Wednesday night at Bristol Motor Speedway – holding off the reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch in the closing laps.

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Part Five No. 48 Series: Brad Keselowski

Part Five No. 48 Series explores the last candidate to potentially make a move to Hendrick Motorsports in 2021. Is it Brad Keselowski to the No. 48? Will he or won't he make the move?
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Part Five No. 48 Series explores the last candidate to potentially make a move to Hendrick Motorsports in 2021. Is it Brad Keselowski to the No. 48? Will he or won’t he make the move?

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Since seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, Jimmie Johnson, let everyone know he’s leaving Hendrick Motorsports at the close of this season, there’s been a lot of speculation about who will ultimately drive the No. 48 Chevrolet.  There are several not-so viable candidates and several quite possible ones.  Given the youth and inexperience that currently occupies the secure teams at the organization, there is a very real chance that team owners Rick Hendrick and Jeff Gordon will look for a more seasoned driver to provide mentorship to their otherwise young driver lineup.

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Part Four No. 48 Series: Matt DiBenedetto in Line for Chance of a Lifetime

Part Four No. 48 Series pose answers to two questions, can Matt DiBenedetto get the opportunity of a lifetime?  And, what are his chances of falling upward one more time?
HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA – JUNE 14: Matt DiBenedetto, driver of the #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford, stands on the grid prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on June 14, 2020 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Part Four No. 48 Series pose answers to two questions, can Matt DiBenedetto get the opportunity of a lifetime? And, what are his chances of falling upward one more time?

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Matt DiBenedetto is arguably one of the biggest feel-good stories in recent NASCAR memory.  The former NASCAR-Next driver and Joe Gibbs Racing prospect has worked himself from the near bottom to the top of the sport. 

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Part Three No. 48 Series: What Makes Corey LaJoie a Potential Candidate at Hendrick Motorsports

Part Three in the No. 48 Series explores the next driver to potentially fill the No. 48 seat at Hendrick Motorsports in 2021
HAMPTON, GEORGIA – JUNE 07: Corey LaJoie, driver of the #32 Built Bar Ford, walks the grid prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on June 07, 2020, in Hampton, Georgia. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Part Three in the No. 48 Series explores the next driver to potentially fill the No. 48 seat at Hendrick Motorsports in 2021. What makes Corey Lajoie a potential candidate at Hendrick Motorsports?

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With the impending retirement of seven-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson, the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet remains one of the biggest, most coveted open rides projected for the 2021 season and beyond.  So far, there’s no announcement of a successor to Johnson in the No. 48 car, which is leading to wild speculation among fans and lucrative writing opportunities for NASCAR media.

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