Media Advance: Dover International Speedway

DRIVER: Chase Elliott / No. 24 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet SS

RACE: Dover 400 (Race 29 of 36)

TRACK: Dover International Speedway

DATE: Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016

CHAMPIONSHIP CONTENDER: Elliott’s bid for the 2016 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup is marching on as the series heads to the Round of 16 finale at Dover International Speedway on Sunday. In Elliott’s Chase debut, he scored a sixth-place finish and followed that up with a 13th-place finish in the penultimate Round of 16 race. Elliott is looking to secure his spot in the Round of 12 and continue his championship bid. The Dawsonville, Georgia, native would clinch on points with 31 points (10th and no laps led, 11th and led at least one lap, 12th and led most laps) and a new winner. If there is a repeat winner, he would clinch on points with 26 points (15th and no laps led, 16th and led at least one lap, 17th and led most laps). With a win, he would automatically clinch a spot in the Round of 12.

TOP-RANKED ROOKIE: Elliott leads the 2016 Rookie of the Year contender standings heading into the race at Dover International Speedway by 54 points over second-place Ryan Blaney and 85 points over third-place Chris Buescher. Elliott has accumulated a total of 274 rookie points this year through the first 28 points-paying races.

IT DOESN’T EXIST UNTIL YOU DO IT: Every wild idea begins with a spark. And for DEW athlete Elliott, his began with the kindling for an unprecedented game of capture the flag. Filmed by Director Nate Balli, Elliott and his crew motored their way to the dunes of the Little Sahara; mapped a massive, never-been-played course; and planted two oversized flags. Watch here as Elliott and his buddies battle it out in a high-RPM rendition of the classic summer camp staple, and find out who earned the right to be called King of the Dunes — once and for all. Elliott’s adventure is one of several videos in a Mountain Dew series that builds off of the brand idea that "It Doesn't Exist Until You Do It.”

CHASE UNIVERSITY: “Chase University” – Elliott’s collegiate ticket package program – will debut next week at Charlotte Motor Speedway followed by Talladega Superspeedway. The exclusive ticket package will feature concerts, food, beverages and tailgating games before, during and after the race. The 20-year-old driver will even make an appearance on race day prior to the green flag. Students with a valid college ID can enroll in Chase University with a special $24 party pass available online at or

Driver Quotes | Chase Elliott

““I’ve always thought that Miles is a really cool trophy to win. As a fan watching I always thought that it was really unique. It also puts a good explanation of that racetrack into a trophy because that’s a really good description of what we fight and what you deal with at Dover. I think that’s a very fitting trophy and it would be great to have one.” ”
- Chase Elliott on the Monster Mile