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Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 24 3M Chevrolet SS v NAPA AUTO parts as a major associate partner for Hendrick Motorsports, perfect 33rd in the rain-postponed NASCAR sprint Cup series race at Charlotte engine Speedway Sunday afternoon.

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Elliott began Sunday’s race third, jumping to second when the green flag dropped. On Lap 12, he take it the lead because that the first time, and thanks to a quick pit protect against by the No. 24 3M team during a compete caution, he held it because that the taking place restart. He headed to pit roadway for a green-flag pit prevent from the lead, but when a caution flag waved in the center of a cycle, Elliott found himself trapped a lap down. He took a wave-around during the caution and was able come restart eighth top top the command lap. He uncovered the top five once again top top Lap 149, and also moved every the method up to 2nd on Lap 182 – behind teammate Jimmie Johnson. That is whereby he remained through a bicycle of green-flag pit stops and also a caution because that debris, but he fell to 3rd on the following restart. Through 82 laps to go, Elliott raced back up to second just prior to a caution flag flew. He inside wall up fifth for the restart and unfortunately was associated in a multiple-car event that caused a red flag to it is in displayed. The damage forced Elliott to the garage and also ended his race. On a day that he led 103 laps, he was ultimately scored 33rd.

It made Elliott one of 5 Chase contenders to finish between 30th and 38th.

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“This was among the ideal (cars) I’ve had actually I think throughout this year for sure. Ns was really proud that that. Everybody in ~ Hendrick Motorsports, Hendrick Engine Shop, 3M, all of our partners, we have been working difficult at trying to gain better. This was certainly proving the today,” rookie of the year contender Elliott claimed after a late-race incident brought his day come an end. “It seems favor this has been a troublesome day for a many guys. Hopefully in Kansas we deserve to just try to have an additional car prefer we had today and also not make any type of mistakes following week.”

Elliott’s teammate, Johnson led the four-car Hendrick Motorsports contingent winning the bank of America 500 closely followed by Kasey Kahne in third while Alex archer subbing in for Dale Earnhardt Jr. Perfect 39th after ~ an on-track event that ended his run for the day.

The next event on the NASCAR acceleration Cup series schedule will certainly be Sunday, Oct. 16 at Kansas Speedway. The event will be broadcast live on NBC at 2:15 p.m. ET.

Chase Elliott Stats after ~ Charlotte (October race)Ranking (Chase because that the sprint Cup)PointsStartsPolesWinsTop-5Top-10Laps Led

2016 chase for the acceleration Cup Standings (after 4 of 10 playoff races; round of 12)PostionDriver (wins)Points
1.Jimmie Johnson (3)3045
2.Matt Kenseth (2)3040
3.Kyle Busch (4)3036
4.Brad Keselowski (4)3034
5.Kurt Busch (1)3033
6.Carl Edwards (2)3029
7.Martin Truex Jr. (4)3028
8.Denny Hamlin (3)3012
9.Austin Dillon3009
10.Chase Elliott3009

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Joey Logano (1)3006
12.Kevin Harvick (3)3004



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