New Beginnings: Just a few weeks ago, Regan and Tommy Baldwin took advantage of each others opportunities and put together a deal. 2016 marks the start of TBR’s eighth season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
The questions about how NASCAR Rookie Chase Elliott would handle taking over the historic #24 from Jeff Gordon were answered very quickly. Today Chase improved his qualifying time in his final round to jump to the top of the charts with a speed of 191.314 MPH taking the pole position for next Sundays Daytona 500 at the Daytona International Speedway.
By winning the pole Chase Elliott became the youngest Daytona 500 pole sitter in history at 20 years of age. Chase and his dad Bill Elliott joined only a handful of father/son Daytona 500 pole winners in race history. His dad Bill Elliott is also a multi time Daytona 500 race winner.
The #24 is no stranger to the front row being placed there by retired driver Jeff Gordon just last year. Now Chase looks to put the NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet in victory lane next Sunday joining multi time Daytona 500 winners Jeff Gordon and his dad Bill Elliott.
The second spot in qualifying went to 2 time Daytona 500 race winner Matt Kenseth.
Next up on tap at the Daytona International Speedway are Thursdays twin Can-Am Duels 150 mile qualifying races.