DOVER, Del. – Despite a tough break during Friday’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series East event at Dover International Speedway, Chase Elliott still ranks fourth in the driver standings. He trails leader Kyle Larson by 32 points after being involved in a race-ending incident on Friday. He ultimately was scored with a 27th-place finish.
Friday’s event will be broadcast on SPEED on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 3 p.m. ET.
Elliott, driver of the No. 9 Aaron’s Dream Machine/Hendrickcars.com Chevrolet, started the Dover race weekend with two solid practice sessions on Thursday afternoon. The Dawsonville, Ga., native wrapped up the first practice session in fifth, and then concluded the final practice in the third position.
Elliott started the 150-lap race in the sixth position, and by Lap 25, he reported to his team that his No. 9 Chevrolet had developed a tight-handling condition. Two laps later, the right-front tire blew sending Elliott into the wall. Crew chief Lance McGrew called Elliott into the pits, where it was then determined that the No. 9 Chevrolet was done for the day. Elliott was credited with a 27th-place finish.
Elliott has posted one win, nine top-five finishes and 15 top-10s in 26 career K&N Pro Series starts. In 12 K&N Pro Series East starts this season, he has posted one win, one pole award, five top-five finishes, eight top-10s and led a total of 70 laps.
Next up, Elliott will drive his No. 9 Aaron’s Dream Machine/Hendrickcars.com Chevrolet in the Oct. 14 Winchester 400 late model event at Winchester (Ind.) Speedway.
Now until Nov. 18, fans can submit their vote to help Elliott win Most Popular Driver in the K&N Pro Series East for a second year in a row. To vote, please visit www.nascar.com/news/120817/2012-mpd-kn-east/index.html.