NASCAR: Five Lessons Learned From Michigan

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Apr 30, 2016; Talladega, AL, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Chase Elliott looks on after winning the pole for the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Chase Elliot put on another fantastic showing at Michigan. It’s only a matter of time before he wins his first race. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

2. Chase Elliot Continues to Be The Real Deal

Chase Elliot is still new to the Sprint Cup Series, but he has constantly been one driver who was maintained relevancy at almost every track NASCAR has visited.

Michigan was no different as the rookie driver led laps and was in the top 5 for a majority of the race.

He finished second to Joey Logano, and had several chances to take the lead but he struggled on restarts and couldn’t get in front of the 22.

With a solid team behind him, and how he continues to prove that he is the best rookie driver in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, it’s only a matter of time before this rookie driver wins a race.

And, if for some reason, he doesn’t win a race this season the rookie driver has a great chance of making the Chase on points because of how well he has run at each track. He currently sits sixth in the standings.

Elliot continues to prove that he was the right replacement for Gordon in the 24 car and that he is the future of Hendrick Motorsports.

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