Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Young Elliott Savors His First Cup Victory

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Young Elliott Savors His First Cup Victory

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The question around Chase Elliott is whether his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup victory, Sunday at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International, satiated the appetite of the beast or has made it hungrier for more.

It is almost assuredly the latter.

Following in the footsteps of his father, Bill Elliott, who was voted the most popular driver a record 16 times, the affable, 22-year-old Chase Elliott quickly became a fan favorite during his first three seasons as a full-time driver in the Cup series. Chase Elliott is favored to win Most Popular Driver for 2018, and fans suffered with him through eight second-place finishes until he got his breakthrough victory in his 99th Monster Energy start.

"Holy cow, I don't know what to say -just so thrilled, so emotional, so much relief," Elliott, the 2016 Monster Energy Rookie of the Year, said Sunday. …

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