NNS: Chase Elliott Joins JR Motorsports

18 year old Chase Elliott will join the Nationwide Series full time in 2014.

The Associated Press announced today that the son of racing icon Bill Elliott will join JR Motorsports driving his fathers No.9 with sponsorship from NAPA Auto Parts.

Jun 8, 2013; Long Pond, PA, USA; ARCA Racing Series driver Chase Elliott celebrates in victory lane after winning the Pocono ARCA 200 at Pocono Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O

On top of the pit box for Elliott will be Greg Ives.

News of NAPA’s return to NASCAR comes on the heels of its departure from Michael Waltrip Racing and its sponsorship with the No.56 team of Martin Truex Jr.

Chase Elliott has been in the sights of many NASCAR greats since moving up the ranks of NASCAR with his father’s guidance. Elliott is a development driver for Hendrick Motorsports and drove the No.94 entry in the Camping World Truck Series.

Elliott is the youngest to ever win an ARCA race when he won in Pocono Raceway in June of 2013.

He became the youngest pole-sitter in Trucks history when he sat on the pole at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2013 at the age of 17.

In September of 2013, Elliott went to Victory Lane at the Chevy Silverado 250 at the Canadian Tire Motorspost Park in the first Camping World Truck Series race at the track.

 

Topics: Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports, JR Motosports, Nationwide Series

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