The transformation of Chase Elliott, son of former NASCAR champion Bill Elliott, is unfolding according to plan. At age 18, Chase's journey has been nothing short of ... well, awesome, writes Ed Hinton.
DARLINGTON, S.C. -- This makes the 40th year I have come here covering races. Never have I seen anyone drive old Darlington Raceway better than Chase Elliott did Friday night. Not David Pearson, the all-time winner here with 10 victories; not Dale ...
The early returns show four races, four different winners in Sprint Cup. So far, so good for the new "win-you're-in" Chase format. But we're on pace for more Chasers than there are spots. Oh, the chaos that may come.
NASCAR has changed the way a driver earns the big trophy ... again. Qualifying will be different, too. What do Humpy Wheeler, Richard Petty, David Pearson, Cale Yarborough, Junior Johnson and Bobby Allison think? Get ready for a surprise.
The first five Sprint Cup titles Jimmie Johnson won -- in a row mind you -- seem like a blur to him now. That's why he said he hopes to savor this sixth one, and not yet entertain the thought of seven ... or more.
Richard Petty is happy his 200 wins is likely an unassailable record, because he figures Jimmie Johnson is about to win his sixth championship and will soon pass The King and Dale Earnhardt, who have seven apiece.