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.

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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.

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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.

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