Hometown Hero: Chase Elliott To Make Sprint Cup Debut At Atlanta

elliott_chase_tradition2016Following a disappointing Daytona 500 debut where he finished 37th from the pole due to an early race wreck, Sunoco Rookie of the Year Chase Elliott gets to make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut at his home track – Atlanta Motor Speedway.

The Dawsonville, Georgia native has made two NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at the 1.54-mile track, finishing fifth both times.

Elliott embarks on his Sprint Cup Series career hoping to one day surpass the winningest Georgians in NSCS history – his father, NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott (44 wins), Jack Smith (21) and Fonty Flock (15).

Five of Bill Elliott’s 44 wins came at AMS.