Elliott returns to NASCAR Trucks at Martinsville

Elliott returns to NASCAR Trucks at Martinsville

by October 23, 2013 0 comments

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MARTINSVILLE, VA. – Chase Elliott will return to the site of his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut this Saturday at Martinsville Speedway. The event marks the eighth of nine starts Elliott will make this season driving the No. 94 Aaron’s Dream Machine/ Chevrolet in the Truck series.

“I’m excited to get back to a place that we’ve raced before.” Elliott said. “I think going back with some notes will get us where we need to be quicker in practice.”

Elliott, 17, made his Truck debut at the historic paperclip oval on April 6 and earned the sixth-place result. He followed up that top 10 finish up with five more – in a row – including his first career Truck win at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park on Sept. 1. No stranger to short track racing, the Dawsonville, Ga., native has led 78 laps on tracks less than one mile in length in his No. 94 Chevy this season.

Elliott, who has averaged a 5.3 start, recently earned his first career Truck pole position during his last trip to a half-mile track. He became the youngest pole winner in NASCAR Truck Series history when he took the top starting spot at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway on Aug. 21. In seven starts this season, Elliott has qualified inside the top eight six times.

Elliott and crew chief Lance McGrew have been especially on-point this season at the half-mile tracks of Bristol, Tenn., and Martinsville. The duo has achieved a starting spot of 4.5 and a finish of 5.5 on these short tracks.

“Having track experience at Martinsville will help (Elliott) so much during this second trip,” McGrew said. “He has a season racing on the radial tire under his belt now and understands how hard to use them and when to save them. Having a good setup to unload with will also make a big difference this time.”

Now in his second full season with Elliott, McGrew has both NASCAR Sprint Cup and Truck Series experience at Martinsville. In 11 combined starts there, McGrew has posted five top-10 finishes.

Before the short track action begins, Elliott will participate in an autograph session with his fellow NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers on Friday, Oct. 25 at 3p.m. local time in front of the main ticket office outside Turn 4. The 200-lap Truck race at Martinsville Speedway is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26.

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