Chase Elliott suffered a setback to his championship hopes when NASCAR penalized his Hendrick Motorsports team Tuesday for a modification to his Chevrolet in the opening round of the playoffs. The aerodynamic modification was found in post-race inspection following Elliott's second-place finish
Bob Pockrass NASCAR • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com • 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year • More than 25 years experience covering motorsports Follow on Twitter Kasey Kahne, who will be released by Hendrick Motorsports after this season, will replace Leavine Family Racing driver Michael McDowell in 2018.
Chase Elliott, at just 21, is no stranger to the spotlight. His father, Hall of Famer Bill Elliott is a 16-time most popular driver as well as a NASCAR champion (1988). Elliott grew up around the track. Fans may recall a 6-year-old Elliott refusing to participate in tradition and kiss the bricks when