2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion and reigning most popular driver Chase Elliott enters his seventh full-time season at stock car racing’s top level poised to battle for another series title. In 2022, the 26-year-old returns to the iconic No. 9 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Hendrick Motorsports and is once again paired with veteran crew chief Alan Gustafson. Together they’ve driven to 13 points-paying victories over six seasons, including a personal-best five wins during their 2020 championship campaign.
2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion crew chief Alan Gustafson is back for his 18th season with Hendrick Motorsports, pairing up with four-time most popular driver Chase Elliott on the No. 9 program for the seventh year. Over their first six seasons together, the duo amassed 13 points-paying victories, a series title and an All-Star Race victory. Gustafson is currently the second-winningest active crew chief in the Cup Series with 33 victories.