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AVONDALE, ARIZONA - NOVEMBER 08: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Season Finale 500 and the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Championship at Phoenix Raceway on November 08, 2020 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Chase Elliott to compete in Snowball Derby


Fresh off his first career NASCAR Cup Series championship, Chase Elliott is returning to a place where he began his path to stardom. Elliott will return to the 53rd Annual Snowball Derby this December to chase the biggest prize in pavement Super Late Model racing.

Elliott earned his first career championship in NASCAR’s premier series at Phoenix Raceway on November 8 and did it in dramatic fashion by winning the season finale. While the NASCAR offseason is now underway, Elliott will spend December 2-6 at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL chasing his third victory in the crown jewel race.

Before reaching the highest level of NASCAR, Elliott cut his teeth in Super Late Models. Elliott last competed in the Snowball Derby in 2015, claiming his second career win in the event. He has competed seven times in the Snowball Derby, with a win in 2011 to go along with his 2015 triumph.

Elliott will be competing in a car provided by James Finch. Finch is best known as a car owner in NASCAR’s top divisions, going to victory lane with the likes of Brad Keselowski, Kurt Busch, Jeff Purvis, Randy LaJoie, Jimmy Spencer, Jamie McMurray, Johnny Sauter and Mike Bliss.

Elliott will also be working again with Ricky Turner, a former Snowball Derby winning driver in his own right and the crew chief who worked with Elliott during his ascent through the Late Model ranks.

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