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Meet Chase Elliott, the 18-Year-Old on the Fast Track to NASCAR Superstardom

Chase Elliott wanted to attend his high school prom last Saturday night. He really did. The 18-year-old senior at a private school in Alpharetta, Ga., just couldn't afford to miss work to attend. So the son of legendary NASCAR driver Bill Elliott, who drives for the NASCAR's most popular driver in Dale Earnhardt Jr., showed up at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina instead. Then he went on to outrace experienced men nearly twice his age or more to win the VFW Sports Clips Help a Hero 200 Nationwide Series race at the demanding 1.366-mile track. "I had a pretty good date: the 'Lady in Black,'" Chase told the media after the win, referring to Darlington's nickname. It was the second Nationwide win in a row for Elliott, who also won the ...

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