Ten up in 2021 for Hendrick as remarkable run continues with Elliott win at Road America

Chase Elliott proved once again that he is the ‘road course king’ as the Hendrick Motorsports driver secured his second win of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season.

In leading home Christopher Bell for victory, Elliott has now won seven of the last 11 road course races and owns the record for the most wins at different road course venues with five.

“It was a hot day but a lot of fun,” Elliott is quoted on the official Hendrick Motorsports website. “I’m just really proud of our team for overcoming some adversity early and having to start in the back, having good pit stops and a really fast NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet. Just so proud. We’ve had a rough two weeks so it feels really good.”

It could have been even better for the team had Kyle Larson not spun from third in the closing laps to end his chances of another race victory.

For Elliott, the groundwork for victory was laid by progressing to tenth from his starting position of 34. Running a strong eighth in Stage 2, he pitted under green and finished the stage 15th. With the advantage of staying out, Elliott reset for the final stage in second before taking the lead on lap 38.

Pitting under caution, the Georgia native restacked fifth but with fresh tires on his No. 9 Chevrolet Camaro, Elliott retook the lead by lap 45, holding off Bell and Kyle Busch for the win.

It means that it is only the second time Hendrick Motorsports has claimed double digit wins through 20 races, the other feat coming in 2007 when the organization earned 18 total wins. Road America is also the 31st different track on which Hendrick Motorsports has claimed victory.

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