Chase Elliott Has Mastered the Art of Finishing Second

By Jared Turner

Since moving to NASCAR’s top series and taking over the iconic No. 24 Chevrolet of Hendrick Motorsports at the beginning of 2016, young Chase Elliott has yet to win a race. But the second-generation driver has sure proven he knows how to finish second. Elliott made it six runner-up finishes on the season and eight for his Monster Energy Series career by coming home the bridesmaid once again as Martin Truex Jr. took the checkered flag in Sunday’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. “It’s frustrating to run like this,” said Elliott, who proved no match for Truex in a green-white-checkered finish that extended the race three laps beyond its advertised 334-lap distance. “We’re definitely tired of running second. But, if we keep running like we are, hopefully the opportunities will be there.”