DRIVER: Chase Elliott / No. 24 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet SS
DATE: August 28, 2016
EVENT: Pure Michigan 400 (Round 24 of 36)
SERIES: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
LOCATION: Michigan International Speedway
POINTS: 11th, 628 points (171 points out of first)
Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 24 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet SS for Hendrick Motorsports, finished second in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway Sunday afternoon.
The race marked a milestone of sorts as it was his 24th points-paying start in the No. 24 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet SS.
Leading late in the race, Elliott nearly found his first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory, but a caution flag with 13 laps remaining meant one final restart. The driver of the No. 24 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet SS lost the lead on the restart but recovered for the runner-up result.
"It's definitely unfortunate,” Elliott said, explaining that he spun the tires on the restart. “I hate to let my guys down like that. They bailed me out a few times today and I gave it right back. We were strong I felt like as a company today, which was encouraging. We'll look at the positives and get to Darlington."
Elliott’s teammate, Jimmie Johnson, finished sixth while shop mate Kasey Kahne took home a 14th-place result. Alex Bowman subbing in for Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished 30th.
The next event on the Sprint Cup schedule will be at Darlington Raceway on Sunday, Sept. 4. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. ET with live coverage provided by NBC.