2020 Chase Elliott Season In Review

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

In this story, we’ll profile NAPA Auto Parts NASCAR Cup Series driver Chase Elliott in this Season In Review post. The 2020 season was a good season for Elliott, as he won his first Cup Series Championship.

Elliott worked with crew chief Alan Gustafson for Hendrick Motorsports. For the majority of the season, the team had NAPA Auto Parts on the car.

NAPA Auto Parts NASCAR Cup Series driver Chase Elliott celebrates his 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Championship with his father and former Cup Series driver Bill Elliott at the Season Finale 500
Chase Elliott celebrates his 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Championship with his father and former Cup Series driver Bill Elliott at the Season Finale 500 (Photo by Chase Elliott/Instagram)

The team did not have funding from NAPA Auto Parts to fund their entire operation for the season. UniFirst, Hooters, Mountain Dew, Little Caesars, Team Rubicon, and Kelley Blue Book were also sponsoring select races.

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He won five races on the season, including the final two races of the season. Elliott won three of the last five races on the season.

The Dawsonville, Georgia born driver also won the Alsco Uniforms 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He also won the Go Bowling 235 at Daytona International Speedway Road Course.

“I can’t believe it’s already been a week since a dream came true in Phoenix, this is the first day I’ve had at home to just sit back and reflect on everything,” Elliott said on Instagram after winning the championship. “PEOPLE make things special, and I’ve had so many great ones help and guide me along the way, I will be forever grateful for them. As I’ve looked back through some photos I thought I’d share some of my favorites in the coming days… I hope y’all enjoy!!”

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Also, the Hendrick driver had 15 Top 5 finishes and 22 Top 10 finishes. He averaged a ninth-place start and finished an average of 11.7.

Only three times Elliott was not able to complete a race.

He crashed at the Toyota 500 at Darlington Raceway in May. He also had a DNF at the Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway in June.

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Then, he crashed at the Drydene 311 Race 2 in August at Dover International Speedway.

Elliott completed 9,541 of 9,914 possible laps. He completed 96.2% of the possible laps in his 36 starts.

During the season, he led 1,247 laps.

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