- Date of Birth:
- November 28, 1995
- 5' 10"
Chase Elliott (born William Clyde Elliot II on November 28, 1995 in Dawsonville, Georgia) is an American professional stock car racing driver. Chase is the son of NASCAR champion Bill Elliott and he followed his father in his footsteps at an early age. In 2010, he competed in 40 various races in multiple series, including the Blizzard Series and the Gulf Coast championship. He became the youngest winner of the Snowball Derby in 2011 at the age of 16. He won the Champion Racing Association’s National Super Late Model Championship that year. In 2013, Chase won the All American 400, becoming the first driver to win all four of the U.S.’s largest short-track races. In 2011, Chase signed a three-year developmental contract with Hendrick Motorsports. After driving in the K&N Pro Series East, he began to compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He won his first career NASCAR pole position in 2013, and won his first race at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, the youngest Truck Series driver to win a race. In 2014, Chase began competing in the Nationwide Series, and he easily clinched the championship that year. With his success in the minor league, Chase was picked to run five races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series. In 2016, Chase decided to run a full-time schedule in the No. 24 car, the former ride of NASCAR legend, Jeff Gordon. He made his debut by winning the pole position at the 2016 Daytona 500.
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Chase Elliot is best known as a professional stock car driver, winning NASCAR’s Nationwide Series championship in 2015.
In addition to being a natural on the racetrack, Chase enjoys snowboarding, wake-boarding, riding dirt bikes and flying. He’s currently working on cross-country training for his pilot’s license. He roots for the Atlanta Braves and the University of Georgia Bulldogs football.