LONG POND, Pa. – Chase Elliott brought home the No. 17 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet Camaro in the third position during Saturday's NASCAR Xfinity Series event at Pocono Raceway.
Elliott rolled off in the 13th position and ran around that spot throughout the first 20-lap segment. By the end of stage one, he earned an 12th-place finish. Stage two was a similar story as the No. 17 HendrickCars.com entry took the green-checkered flag from the 11th position. However, stage three took a different route.
On lap 80, a caution flag flipped fuel strategy for the entire field. Elliott had already brought his race car down pit road for four tires and fuel on lap 70, so he chose to stay out under the yellow flag. The ensuing restart took place with six laps to go. Under the green flag, the No. 17 HendrickCars.com Chevy slipped back to sixth by the time another caution came out, sending the race to overtime.
For the final restart, Elliott was able to capitalize on chaos in front of him and avoid the late-race carnage. A caution came out for an incident further back as the leader entered turn three, resulting in the conclusion of the race. The Dawsonville, Georgia, native was scored third when the race was deemed official.
Saturday's top-three finish was the third result within the top-three positions for the No. 17 HendrickCars.com team this year. In March, William Byron came home second at Circuit of The Americas, while Kyle Larson placed third at Sonoma Raceway in June.
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The No. 17 HendrickCars.com entry will see action once again with Alex Bowman behind the wheel at Watkins Glen International (Aug. 19) as well as with Larson at Darlington Raceway (Sept. 2).
Racing is not over just yet at Pocono for the weekend. Catch all the action in tomorrow’s NASCAR Cup Series main event on Sunday, July 23, at 2:30 p.m. ET on USA Network, MRN Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Channel 90).