Chase Elliott has agreed to a new contract extension with Hendrick Motorsports.
The new deal will keep him with the only organization he has driven for during his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career through 2022. Elliott’s previous contract was good until the end of 2018.
“It means the world to me to be a part of this organization, and I couldn’t be happier (about the extension),” Elliott said in a press release. “I wouldn’t want to drive for anybody else but Hendrick Motorsports. I am very proud to be where I am, and I definitely take it upon myself to work hard and make sure I do my part for the company as we move forward.”
Elliott, the 21-year-old son of 1988 Cup champion Bill Elliott, has compiled an impressive resume. He was the top rookie in the Cup Series last season, qualifying for the playoffs in his freshman year. Additionally, he won the 2014 NASCAR XFINITY Series title 18 in 2014 in a JR Motorsports Chevrolet.
Team owner Rick Hendrick spoke about Elliott’s maturity and drive to be the best.
“As both a driver and a person, where Chase is today at 21 years old is unbelievable,” Hendrick said. “With all the expectations and pressure, he’s stayed focused on being himself and working as hard as he can. The pure driving talent has always been obvious, and he’s doing so many great things off the track. He’ll be a big part of our organization and our sport for many years. I’m looking forward to watching him continue to grow with us.”
Elliott is currently sixth in the 2017 standings, with a best finish this year of second at Michigan International Speedway in June.
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