CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Chase Elliott has signed a four-year contract extension to drive for Hendrick Motorsports through 2022.
The current contract ran through 2018 for Elliott, driver of the iconic No. 24 Chevrolet.READ MORE: Cowboys Could Have New Look Next Season As Both Coordinators Up For Head Coaching Jobs
Elliott originally signed with Hendrick Motorsports as a development driver in February 2011 as a 15-year-old high school freshman. He replaced Jeff Gordon last year in the Cup Series and was the top rookie. Elliott qualified for the playoffs and had 10 top-five finishes and 17 top-10s. He also won two poles, including the season-opening Daytona 500.READ MORE: New Details On Texas Synagogue Hostage Taker Malik Faisal Akram And Possible Accomplices Arrested In England
He is currently sixth in the Cup standings, but still seeking his first series victory.
Elliott is the son of NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott.MORE NEWS: Popular 70s Rock Group Kansas Cancels Fort Worth Show Due To Band Member Illness
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