Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Motors Roundup

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Motors Roundup

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Elliott races to victory in truck race at Martinsville

Chase Elliott had spent lap after lap pursuing race-leader Christopher Bell, trying to find, or create, a way around him.

Turned out, he didn't have to do a thing.

Elliott grabbed the lead when Bell wiggled with 17 laps to go and held off teammate Johnny Sauter to win the NASCAR truck race at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday.

"I was trying," Elliott said. "There were a couple times I really tried to pass him and got into him pretty hard and was trying to kind of root him up out of the way. He was doing a really good job of controlling his momentum and my momentum coming to his bumper.

"His bumper was getting awfully blue as the day went on. I was going to try to be a little more aggressive if I got back to him, but had a little help from his misfortune, which happens. …

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