Also a member of the Hendrick Sports team, Chase Elliott is the defending Nascar Series Cup champion, having won his first title at the age of 24 last year.
Age – 25
Team – Hendrick Sports
Car – Chevrolet
Season Starts – 35
Season Wins – 2
For the majority of the regular season, Elliott has been overshadowed by his Hendrick teammate, Kyle Larson.
But this is the defending champion’s chance to step into the limelight and win back-to-back championships.
Can he do it? I’m not so sure, but he clearly has the pedigree having won the championship last season, and he will be keen to show that last season wasn’t a one-off.
Just a few weeks short of his 26th birthday, Chase Elliott will have the chance to come good again, but for now, he looks like he will have to play second fiddle to Larson.
The importance of hanging in there won’t be lost on Elliott or his team, though. Even if Larson dominates the race, things can go wrong. So Elliott will need to stay focused to make sure he’s ready for any eventuality.
To win the title, Elliott is the second favorite at +250.
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