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Will Chase Elliott Finally Beat Bad Luck?

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One of the most talked about topics of the 2017 MENCS Season is the luck of driver 24.  Chase Elliott has shown speed week in and week out, but just cannot close the deal.  This weekend, Elliott is ready to try and end the question among many people; when will he finally win?

Elliott is heading into this weekend’s race at Texas Motor Speedway 26 points below the final transfer spot. Many believe he should be locked into the Championship 4 already. In last weekend’s race at Martinsville, Elliott had a very fast car. While heading into turn three, about to take 2 laps to go, a bump from Denny Hamlin sent Elliott around. The spin resulted in a 27th place finish for the 24 team.

After the race, Elliott showed his displeasure by using his car to put Hamlin in the wall.  The two then voiced their anger at one another after parking their cars on pit road.  After a media conference with Chase Elliott, he made it clear that his feelings were pretty much the same. He also mentioned not wanting to hear any other questions about the incident.

Chase Elliott’s Texas Stats

Chase Elliott has shown much needed speed in 2017. The Georgia native has been able to claim 10 top fives and 18 top ten’s. He’s also been able to finish runner up 4 times.

Chase Elliott’s stats at Texas have also shown his speed. In only three starts Elliott has claimed 3 top ten’s, with two of those also being top fives. Another thing team 24 will have to battle in tomorrow’s race is starting position. Much like April’s race in Texas, Elliott was not able to get through tech-inspection in time to make a lap in qualifying.  With a 500 mile race, Elliott should be able to make it through the field. Though with poor pit selection, pit road could win or lose a race.

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