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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
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 make 200th career Cup Series start at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600

At Charlotte Motor Speedway, Chase Elliott could become the fifth NASCAR Cup Series champion to win on his 200th career start. In his previous 199 races, the Dawsonville, Georgia, native has earned 12 wins, 65 top-five finishes, 104 top-10s and a career average finish of 13.3. Elliott has led a total of 3,172 laps and has completed 54,476 laps.

To mark the career milestone, the No. 9 team has created a special 200th start decal that will be featured on the NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet at Charlotte.

Having collected a top-10 finish in each of the last four NASCAR Cup Series events, Elliott currently holds the longest active streak.

Elliott is set to make his 10th NASCAR Cup Series start at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend. In his previous nine races at the 1.5-mile track, the 25-year-old driver has garnered four top-five finishes, five top-10s and led 224 laps. During the most recent visit to the oval configuration last season on May 28, Elliott and the No. 9 team led the final 28 laps of the Thursday night event to earn their first win of the year.

On Sunday, Elliott will make his seventh career start in the Charlotte 600. In his previous six races, he has earned two top-five finishes and three top-10s. The last two years have been strong showings for Elliott in the 600-miler. In 2019, he led 43 laps, collected a top-five finish in each stage and notched a fourth-place result in NASCAR’s longest race. Last season, Elliott earned a career-best runner-up finish in the 600 after pitting from the lead in overtime which dropped him to 11th.

— Hendrick Motorsports —