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Bounceback at Atlanta Motor Speedway Would Mean Everything to Chase Elliott

It’s rare that NASCAR drivers get to play a true “home game,” racing at the same track they grew up around, or that another family member had significant success at. But that’s the case on Sunday for Chase Elliott, who makes his first career Sprint Cup start at Atlanta Motor Speedway. AMS means more to the Elliott family than any other racetrack in NASCAR. For that matter, the 1.5-mile track in suburban Atlanta (Hampton, Georgia) has meant more to the Elliotts than perhaps any other racetrack has meant to any other driver in the sport’s history. There’s the geographic meaning; Bill Elliott, brother Ernie Elliott and Chase Elliott were all raised in and around Dawsonville, Ga., which is about 85 miles...

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