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RICHMOND, Va. -- Saturday night at Richmond Raceway, Chase Elliott is currently leading his Hendrick Motorsports teammates after Stage 1.

With 100 laps in the books, Elliott took the green-checkered flag in ninth to pick up two extra points as the driver of the No. 24 Mountain Dew Chevrolet SS looks to cement his spot in the playoffs.

Teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. very nearly joined him inside the top 10, but crossed the finish line in 11th at the end of Stage 1.

All four Hendrick Motorsports drivers finished Stage 1 inside the top 15, with Kasey Kahne finishing 13th and Jimmie Johnson taking the green-checkered flag in 15th.

Stage 2 consists of another 100 laps followed by a final, 200-lap segment.