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Elliott Wins Nashville; Hemric Wins Championship

Elliott Wins Nashville; Hemric Wins Championship

by November 4, 2013 0 comments

NASHVILLE, TN :: Chase Elliott picked up his first All-American 400 on Saturday night.  Elliott now has victories in the Winchester 400, All-American 400, Snowball Derby and World Crown 300, the Grand Slam of Super Late Model racing.

Things didn’t come easy for the Dawsonville, GA driver as Elliott was forced to pit road on the pace laps with a broken track bar.  His team repaired his car and Elliott was left with just over 290 laps of racing to get to victory lane.

“I can’t believe it, to be in position at the end of these races is the biggest thing. To be around is so hard to do, they are so wild, the pit strategy and guys staying out. So many variables we didn’t know about coming in to tonight.  We made some good adjustments and were able to be in position there at the end, that’s what counted.” Said Elliott following his first All-American 400 victory.

Elliott would battle through the field twice during the 300 lap event on Saturday night.  He wouldn’t touch the lead until lap 271, when he would go on to led the rest of the way and cruise to a 1.454 second margin of victory of Southern Super Series inaugural champion, Daniel Hemric.

“We’ll take it, it means a lot to me and my family. Everybody works really hard.”

Daniel Hemric would pick up the inaugural Southern Super Series by one point over Bubba Pollard, who was involved in a huge wreck on a restart on lap 283.  Hemric would have to battle through the field after starting 25th on Saturday night, but in the closing laps, he was the fastest car on the racetrack.

“My life’s been kind of a whorl wind the last couple weeks.  The way the race played out, everybody knew the point situation, it was just one of those deals, it was just one of those deals, and all we could do was what we could do. We had a really fast car, we knew if we could get to the front the points would hopefully take care of themselves. The unfortunate circumstances and we had ourselves in position, it all worked out.” Hemric told SB Nation’s Matt Weaver following his championship celebration.

Hunter Robbins would be fast all night, and started the 300 lap event from the second position.  Robbins would lead two times for 23 laps en-route to a third place finish on Saturday night.

The biggest incident of the night accorded on a restart with just twenty laps left.  Kyle Benjamin and Southern Super Series point leader at the time, Bubba Pollard would make contact heading into turn one. Pollard would pound the outside wall and be done for the night, his championships hopes gone.

The Super Late Model world now has almost a month until the biggest race of the season, The Snowball Derby at the Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida.  The Fourth Turn will be there to bring you all the action from Tech Day, to qualifying. The Snowflake 100 and the Snowball Derby.

All-American 400 Results
1. #9 Chase Elliott – 300 Laps
2. #98 Daniel Hemric – 300
3. #18 Hunter Robbins – 300
4. #61 Johnny VanDoorn – 300
5. #112 Augie Grill – 300
6. #25 Ross Kenseth – 300
7. #26 Preston Peltier – 300
8. #42 Chad Finley – 300
9. #47 Trey Mitchell – 300
10. #2 Donnie Wilson – 300
11. #23 Eddie VanMeter – 300
12. #51 Stephen Nasse – 300
13. #1 Cody Coughlin – 300
14. #41 T.J. Reaid – 300
15. #9 Mark Kraus – 300
16. #51 Erik Jones – 300
17. #71 Kyle Benjamin – 300
18. #121 Jospeh Meyer – 300
19. #8 Eddie Hoffman – 289
20. #26 Bubba Pollard – 283
21. #98 Mason Mingus – 283
22. #29 Anderson Bowen – 283
23. #60 Tyler Speer – 278
24. #47 Jordan Sims – 272
25. #26 Willie Allen – 249
26. #47 Allen Karnes – 232
27. #29 Austin Theriault – 220
28. #8 John Hunter Nemechek – 199
29. #7 Casey Roderick – 190
30. #129 Spencer Davis – 148
31. #11 Stacey Crain – 114
32. #71 Johnny Brazier – 98
33. #40 Michael House – 92
34. #43 Dennis Schoenfield – 73
35. #1 Mike Garvey – 60
36. #19 Lonnie Sommerville — 24

Chris Owens
For years, Chris has been traveling the country shooting photos capturing some of the sport's most unique moments and writing articles about grassroots racing and the NASCAR. Chris is the track photographer for Dillon Motor Speedway, and he has created websites for regional racing media outlets as well as for a few clients in the various traveling Late Model divisions. He also created a website for NASCAR Nationwide Series driver, Danny Efland.

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