Teen-Ager Elliott Wins Pole For Daytona 500
Chase Elliott won the pole for the 2016 Daytona 500 on Sunday. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Tom Copeland)
Chase Elliott will make his Sprint Cup race debut as driver of the iconic No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet from the pole position next weekend’s Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.
Elliott, a rookie taking over the seat of retired four-time Cup champions Jeff Gordon, won the pole
with a lap of 196.314 mph.
The son of former Cup champion Bill Elliott, became the youngest driver to win the pole for NASCAR’s biggest event.
Also earning securing a spot in next Sunday’s 500, was Matt Kenneth of Joe Gibbs Racing, who will start alongside young Elliott on the front row. Kenneth’s fast lap was at 196.036 mph.
(This story will be updated shortly)