Chase Elliott snaps top 10 streak at Texas
By Matt Courson
April 7, 2018
FORT WORTH—Chase Elliott’s streak of top 10 finishes at Texas Motor Speedway came to an end on Sunday in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500.
Elliott finished in 11th, his lowest result in five Cup Series races in the Lone Star State. The Hendrick Motorsports driver led one time for four laps during the event.
“We started in 20th and we drove up to about fifth, a few guys wrecked, we got to second, and then went backwards,” Elliott said when describing his race to The Racing Experts.
“I think that about four or five cars there, top contenders, fell out of the race and we ended up being a little better than we really were.”
Elliott finished in the top 10 in all four of his starts at Texas prior to this race weekend.
The Georgia-native started 20th and raced his way to the front in his fifth start at the 1.5-mile speedway.
The driver of the No. 9 NAPA Chevrolet finished ninth and sixth respectfully in the two mid-race stages.
Elliott unofficially sits 15th in driver’s standings after Texas, three points above the playoff cutline.