Chase Elliott Phoenix has won the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Championship with a first place finish on the raceway.
This Hendrick Motorsports Driver-led championship contenders Brad Kaselowski, Joy Logono and Danny Hamelin in the season 500 final.
Elliott needed to finish just ahead of the other Championship 4 drivers to claim the title. Fellow all-time champion Jimmy Johnson finished fifth in the final race as a full-time Cup Series driver.
“I’m at a loss for words. This is unbelievable,” Elliott said after the win.
“We did it, we did it, just, I can tell you.”
Elliott was about to start in pole position, but was moved to the back of the pack after a technical inspection failed before his car race. He took the lead for the first time on lap 120 out of 312 lap races and then passed Logono to go ahead with 42 and never looked back.
Elliott, 24, became the third youngest champion NASCAR He was voted the most popular driver in history and the second year to win the same year, the first in 1988 as his father Bill. The Elites are also the third father-son pair to win the championship after Lee and Richard Patty and Ned. And Dale Jarrett.
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