Hendrick Motorsports Star Chase Elliott Ensures the Elliotts Join Elite Earnhardt Company in Atlanta

Published 07/15/2022, 1:45 AM EDT
AVONDALE, ARIZONA – NOVEMBER 08: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, and his father Bill Elliott pose for a photo after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Season Finale 500 and the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Championship at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Last weekend, Chase Elliott managed to fend off a spirited attack from a plucky Corey LaJoie and managed to outlast the Spire Motorsports driver. In the process, he has now scripted history at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. This was because he joined his father Bill Elliott as a race winner at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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To make matters even better, Bill and Chase are the third father-son duo to win at Atlanta. The first ones to ever achieve such a feat were Ned Jarrett and his son Dale Jarrett. After the Jarrett family, were none other than the late great Dale Earnhardt and his son Dale Earnhardt Jr. Bill Elliott won at Atlanta all the way back in 1985, with the Jarretts winning in 1964 and 1997. Finally, Dale Sr won at Atlanta in 1980 and Dale Jr in 2004.

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Chase Elliott has more important things than impressive records

Of course, the Atlanta Motor Speedway win also means that the #9 driver has his third win of the 2022 season. Elliott is actually the first one to reach three wins this year. In the process, he has beaten Ross Chastain, Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin, and his own teammate William Byron. Elliott has also been on a roll in the past couple of races, winning at the Nashville Superspeedway and finishing 2nd at Road America.

Jun 26, 2022; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Chase Elliott (9) crosses the finish line to win the Ally 400 at Nashville Superspeedway. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Now, Chase Elliott will have to train his focus on the 2022 title fight. He knows that even though he has three wins, the battle is far from over, even though he has more than guaranteed his participation in the Playoffs. Admittedly, the 2022 Cup Series campaign has been very unpredictable, with so many winners, including first-timers.

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Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a senior Motorsports author for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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