Chase Elliott is bound to get his 1st NASCAR Cup Collection win one of today. However to date, heâ€™s Zero-for-70 with several almost-wins â€” together with in Sundayâ€™s Apache Warrior 400 at Dover International Speedway.
The No. 24 driver led 138 of 400 laps, still he completed 2nd to Kyle Busch, who won his 2nd of three Cup Collection playoff races thus far. All through the 2017 season, Elliott has eight top-5 finishes & 16 top-10s â€” together with a heart-breaking empty fuel tank end after leading late within the Daytona 500 â€” so he clearly has the talent & equipment to contend.
When he lastly gets in that 1st Cup Collection win, it is going to be a terrific day for the sport, 2014 Cup Collection champion Kevin Harvick stated on FOX Sportsâ€™ NASCAR Race Hub. Both drivers advanced to the Spherical of 12 drivers within the Cup Collection playoffs, which begins Sun. with the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
â€œI think itâ€™s cultured for all of us in that Chase wins 'cause I consider in that Chase Elliott is a really large part of our sport as we go forward. So for me as a veteran driver, I would like to see Chase Elliott win 'cause I feel itâ€™s going to take our sport to another level due to the truth in that he has such deep roots in our specific sport.
â€œSo it is rather mandatory in that Chase Elliott get to Victory Lane 'cause I feel he has the potential to be our sportâ€™s most very popular driver as we go forward & Dale Earnhardt (Jr.) goes away & Chase Elliott moves forward. & the more he wins, the more very popular our sportâ€™s going to be.â€�
Harvickâ€™s feedback make sense & align with what he stated this summer time about not understanding why the sportâ€™s most profitable active driver, Jimmie Johnson, isn’t probably the most very popular driver (Dale Jr. is). Harvick defined in that he believes a correlation between success & popularity will assist NASCARâ€™s fan base.
Elliott has already turn out to be very fashionable all through his 1st two full-time Cup Collection seasons, & in 2018, he’ll drive the auto his father, Bill Elliott, drove for years of time of time.