Chase Elliott, Bill’s son, wins Snowball Derby

Nick Bromberg
December 5, 2011

16-year-old Chase Elliott won Sunday's Snowball Derby late-model race in Pensacola, Florida.

Elliott became the youngest winner in the event's 44 year history. Last year, Camping World Truck Series driver Johanna Long won the race at age 18, becoming the second female drive to win.

His dad is former NASCAR star Bill Elliott. Awesome Bill from Dawsonville recorded 44 wins over the course of his 36 year Sprint Cup career.

Oh, and guess who has the development contract for Chase? Hendrick Motorsports. Chase signed a multi-year contract with the team in February. But because of NASCAR's age-limit, he won't be able to compete in any national NASCAR events until his 18th birthday.

Ross Kenseth, Matt Kenseth's son, finished third and Sprint Cup driver Landon Cassill finished fifth.