Chase Elliott wins 2020 NASCAR Cup championship at Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. – NASCAR’s hottest driver is now a Cup champion, too.


Chase Elliott took the torch from teammate Jimmie Johnson by profitable his first Cup title Sunday, driving from the again of the sector to victory lane at Phoenix Raceway. Elliott beat Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin — the three different drivers who had superior to the Championship 4.

Elliott, the youngest of the title contenders, grew to become the third-youngest Cup Sequence champion after Invoice Rexford in 1950 and Jeff Gordon in 1995.

The win for Hendrick Motorsports and Chevrolet was the primary since Johnson, who retired after the race, received his seventh and last crown in 2016.

“I simply, man, I’m perplexed,” Elliott stated. “That is unbelievable. Oh, my gosh. We did it. I imply, we did it. That’s all I’ve obtained to let you know. Unreal.”

Elliott’s automobile failed pre-race inspection and the penalty price him the pole when he was despatched to the rear. However the quiet driver from Georgia raced his manner by means of site visitors within the first stage after which took management of the championship. Elliott led seven occasions for a race-high 153 laps.

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