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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Chase Elliott
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Mark Taylor's previews this week's NASCAR race at Richmond, as Kyle Busch's No. 18 Toyota team is on fire.
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Mark Taylor analyzes this week's NASCAR race at the bull ring of Bristol where Kyle Busch will look to continue the momentum he's built to start the season.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
The lack of victories is all that keeps Elliott from being higher in the pre-season driver rankings. However, he showed tremendous progress towards that first win and climbing into the top tier of drivers during the final races of 2017. Half of his 12 Top-5 finishes, including four runner-up finishes came during the 10-race Chase for the Cup. Despite being winless, the Hendrick Motorsports driver finished a stellar fifth in the final driver standings. There is tremendous upside with the driver of the No. 9 Chevrolet, and the fact that Elliott has not won in his first 77 starts in the Monster Energy Cup Series could devalue him on fantasy draft day. If you're looking for a driver in 2018 to make a quantum leap like Kyle Larson did last year, Elliott would be that guy. The breakthrough potential here is very sizeable.
Although the rookie didn't win any races in 2016, Elliott was far better than most imagined with two poles, 10 Top-5 and 17 Top-10 finishes in his rookie campaign. The driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet had a couple near brushes with victory throughout his first full season of racing at NASCAR's top level, so it wasn't like Elliott was way off from winning. He'll return to an intact team, and the same crew chief in 2017 to build on what they started last season. Alan Gustafson gave this young driver some great guidance and will again get to mentor with Elliott in the crew chief-driver relationship. Although most could be wary of a sophomore slump, we really don't see this driver and team in that realm of possibility. Elliott should continue his upward trajectory in the upcoming season and challenge the 10th-place finish he posted in last year's final driver standings.
With Jeff Gordon's retirement, we'll see a new face inside the No. 24 Chevrolet of Hendrick Motorsports this season. The long-awaited debut of Bill Elliott's son is at hand. Elliott is coming off two stellar campaigns in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The 19-year-old won three races and won the championship in his rookie 2014 season. Elliott followed that up with a one-win, 27 top-10 and runner-up finish in the standings last season. He's done all he can do at that level and now he's ready to take over one of the premier rides of the Sprint Cup Series. Elliott will pair with Gordon's old crew chief, Alan Gustafson, and look to develop chemistry right away. When looking to forecast this talented youngster upcoming season, Kyle Larson's rookie 2014 season comes to mind. 6-8 top-5 finishes and 15-18 top-10s are well within the realm of possibility. Rookie of the Year honors in 2016 is a foregone conclusion.
Signed a development driver contract with Hendrick Motorsports in February 2011. Elliott will continue to race in lower racing series until he meets NASCAR's age requirements. The son of NASCAR legend Bill Elliott is carving out quite a reputation in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and USAR Pro Cup Series. Elliott will turn 17 in 2013 and inch closer to a truck series or Nationwide Series driving gig.
More Fantasy News
Wins Bristol Pole
Elliott surged ahead in the final round of Busch Pole Qualifying at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday to earn the pole for Sunday's Food City 500 after the he sped his No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet around the track at 131.713 mph, NASCAR.com reports.
Runner-up Finish at Martinsville Speedway
Elliott finished second in the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway Sunday afternoon.
Leads Martinsville Happy Hour
Top-10 Finish in the Pennzoil 400
Elliott led the way for Hendrick Motorsports Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 9 Hooters Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 earned a ninth-place finish in the first race of the West Coast swing, hendrickmotorsports.com reports.
Practice Crash at Daytona
Elliott crashed in a four-car accident during opening practice for the Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway Saturday. He will go to a back up car for Sunday's exhibition race.